Allied Health Nursing Center, American River College
Located on the American River College Campus, the Allied Health Nursing Center is a new facility for the collegeâ€™s Allied Health program. Replacing the programâ€™s aging portable buildings, the project created a group of permanent structures organized in a â€śâ€™village-likeâ€ť setting along a centrally landscaped courtyard. The project contains faculty and student service offices, classrooms and laboratory spaces, including computer aided pneumatic patient simulators in a full-scale hospital floor mock-up lab. The varied building orientations accommodate natural day lighting and existing campus circulation patterns. The village concept allows for a diversity of spaces and individual program identity among the larger campus. The new buildings accent the main campusâ€™ architectural vocabulary though similar building materials while articulating smaller scale and variation of windows, roof forms and colors. The sequence of arrival from the main campus is a meandering path through existing canopied trees and contoured landscaping.