Wayne County Community College District Northwest Campus

Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD), through the Michigan Capital Outlay Process, desired to redefine the existing Northwest Campus as the flagship campus for the college. As WCCCD continues to keep pace with growing enrollment and increasing demand for student amenities, it identified the Northwest Campus as a strategic location for new investment, including a new General Education Building and upgrades to existing campus infrastructure. Hamilton Anderson developed architecture and site design to enhance the Northwest Campus, while providing students and the local community with progressive educational programming.
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Architecture / Site Design / 2013

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Hamilton Anderson’s site design included a bio-retention basin, storm water detention under the parking lot, drought tolerate native plantings, and a geothermal well and green roof."

The building features a combination of high-tech classrooms, instructional laboratories, faculty offices, fitness labs and student gathering spaces – all woven together in a sustainable environment.

The New Northwest Campus Project included four major components, including a new general education building, an addition to an existing education building, a new central power plant, and the creation of a cohesive campus through landscaped gathering spaces, intimate streets and shared parking.

The new general education building received LEED platinum certification, making it the second LEED 2009 New Construction project in the state of Michigan and one of 149 in the country.

Hamilton Anderson’s site design also included a bio-retention basin, storm water detention under the parking lot, drought tolerate native plantings, and a geothermal well and green roof.

Disciplines

  • Architecture
  • Site Design

Type(s)

  • Academic

Services

  • Architecture
  • Blue / green infrastructure
  • Landscape Architecture
  • LEED Certification
  • Master Planning
  • Programming
  • Site Design
  • Stormwater Management

Client

  • WAYNE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

LOCATION

  • DETROIT, MI

AWARDS

  • AIA DETROIT HONOR AWARD FOR A BUILDING (2014)
  • AIA MICHIGAN HONOR AWARD (2014)
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