College of Coastal Georgia, Nunnally Health + Science Building
Square Footage: 47,000
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia employed Perkins+Will to design a new 47,000-SF nursing and general science building for the College of Coastal Georgia. The college is transitioning from a two-year community college to a four-year institution as part of the Board of Regent’s commitment to enhancing the higher educational offerings in Southeast Georgia, particularly in nursing and allied health. The new Health and Science building at CCGA is a major step toward that goal.
The Allied Health curriculum at College of Coastal Georgia consists of Radiological and Clinical Lab Technology (CLT). CLT labs include dedicated rooms for data entry, sample collection, and a multi-headed microscope, as well as an attached lab prep room with equipment space and an autoclave. The radiological technology suite contains a computer lab, radiography training lab with phantom equipment, and an equipment and observation room with a live digital radiography machine for hands on instruction. The new facilities will allow for significant program growth. These programs are enhanced and supported by the nursing fundamentals and health assessment program as well as microbiology, anatomy-physiology, and chemistry labs. There are general classroom and seminar spaces, as well as a simulation lab with a high-fidelity mannequin, essential to current and future nursing instruction.
The building design takes advantage of significant daylight within most of the teaching spaces, and viewing windows allow observation into instruction areas. Additional support features include numerous seminar rooms, large common spaces, several classrooms, and a 125-seat auditorium.
The new building is prominently located on the main pedestrian green of the campus and is highly visible from the community. The building is also designed to meet LEED Gold standards and employs many sustainable features such sun shading and daylighting systems, energy efficient mechanical systems, low water usage, native non-irrigated landscaping, and green chemistry practices.