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William Rainey Harper College
Avanté Center for Science, Health Careers and Emerging Technologies

Palatine, Illinois, USA

“This amazing new center will help advance learning in the sciences, health careers and technology for current and future generations. Robert L. Breuder, PhD ”

Former President, William Rainey Harper College

The design for Harper College’s academic facility integrates more than a dozen educational programs into a building that establishes a new benchmark for academic excellence, collaboration and environmental stewardship. 

As the first project of a phased campus master plan, the project provides a creative solution to a complex building program and sets the standard for future campus development.

Though originally intended as three separate building programs, the team determined that a combined single building offered economic efficiencies and an environment that would promote student and faculty interaction.

Functionally and visually, the project reflects the client’s progressive vision of enabling this two-year community college to provide students with state-of-the-art facilities that rival or surpass neighboring four-year colleges and universities.

As an integral part of its community, the building includes flexible lab and teaching spaces to accommodate targeted learning programs in cooperation with high-tech corporate neighbors and a dental clinic that offers services to the surrounding community.



288,500 sq. ft. / 26,800 sq. m.


Interior Design
Laboratory Design
Laboratory Planning
Laboratory Programming
Lighting Design
Master Planning


AIA St. Louis – Merit Award