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A Sustainable Science Building

Dallas County Community College District
Cedar Valley College Science and Veterinary Building

Dallas, Texas, USA

“We are proud of our new science building because it utilizes the latest technology that is critical to student learning. In addition, the building is designed with the most efficient resources enabling us to live our 'green' and sustainable principles.”

Jennifer Wimbish, PhD
President, Cedar Valley College

The goal for this facility was to bring together diverse portions of the campus while demonstrating a commitment to sustainable design and acting as a gateway to the existing campus.

The Science/Allied Health and Veterinary Technology Center includes science laboratories, lecture halls, healthcare training facilities and spaces necessary to support comprehensive veterinary technology training. It includes a major Outdoor Education Center that supports archaeology, geology and environmental science programs.

HOK’s team designed three standard lab modules of increasing size with flexible interior layouts that support the facility’s mission in several scientific disciplines.

The sweeping length of the floor plan connects existing veterinary support buildings at one end with links to the campus core at the other. The design draws students from a common parking area into the central entry atrium, midway along its arc, while bringing students from the campus core through the OEC. Interaction spaces display the scientific activity taking place within the building.

LEED Certification



110,000 sq. ft. / 33,500 sq. m.


Interior Design
Lab Design
Lab Planning
Lab Programming
Master Planning


American School & University magazine – Outstanding Design, Work In Progress


Level of water savings generated by on-site irrigation


Level of energy savings below code requirements