The design-build Miramar College Science Building project consisted of a new 50,000-sq.-ft. structure and conversion of space on the first and second levels to provide a breezeway to the entrance of the new building. The first level of the new building includes classrooms and faculty offices totaling approximately 18,000 sq. ft. The second level includes teaching laboratories for chemistry, astronomy, geology, anatomy, marine biology, microbiology, physics, biology, and laboratory preparation rooms totaling approximately 27,000 sq. ft. The roof level has a greenhouse and observatory totaling 1,000 sq. ft. of occupied space. The overall site improvement area is approximately 100,000 sq. ft.
Per the client's representative, one of the best things DPR did was show a 360-degree view of the building. The DPR project team presented the BIM and the 3D picture to show the end user exactly what to expect when it is built.
The project is targeting LEED-NC Silver certification.