College of DuPage, McAninch Art Center
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Square Footage: 22,000
Perkins+Will in association with Teng provided an integrated design build approach for the College of DuPage to expedite the implementation of a new medical arts program of Dental Hygiene that was initiated in the 2002 fall semester.
In less than 10 months, these facilities went through program planning to occupancy. The facility provides instructional classrooms for medical arts, dental hygiene laboratories, operatories, and support stations. Additionally, the project provides new computer graphic arts and music stations such as computer art labs, piano labs, recording studios and soundproof practice facilities.
Using a participatory process, Perkins+Will also developed a district-wide facilities master plan that is consistent with College of DuPage’s mission and strategic plan. The plan identified future development on the College’s main campus and its satellite sites, assessed the needs of the College’s district, and developed a phased implementation plan. The plan gave the College Board of Trustees a vision of how their decisions might bring together facilities that can best realize the College’s mission.