Project Horticultural Science Center

Situated on the previous site of a farmstead, this horticultural science center recalls it’s agrarian heritage within a sprawling Kansas prairie. In this facility students learn about horticultural practices in a state-of-the-art greenhouse and classroom with outdoor gardens. The design was informed by the site’s historical significance, and the opportunity for restatement of Kansas’ vernacular water conservation methods. The building employs a rainwater harvest system that together with the reactivated windmill, capture and conserve water for irrigation.

Merit Award for Design Excellence

AIA Kansas, 2002

“This building is an inspiration to all that experience its unique character and a benchmark to which we will judge future building designs on our campus.”

James M. Freed, Director, Facility Planning
Johnson County Community College