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Howard Community College (HCC) SET Building Tour

November 04, 2017
10:30 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT
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Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
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The Science, Engineering, and Technology building (SET) at Howard Community College establishes a STEM center for the State of Maryland, reinforces “Learning Communities”, and creates state-of-the-art lab environments for the College. The SET is programmed to house the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, environmental science & horticulture, physical science, geology, engineering, telecommunications, cyber security, computer forensics, and technology.  Get a Sneak Peak

Corey Chang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Ayers Saint Gross and colleagues will walk attendees through HCC's new Science, Engineering, and Technology Building and share lessons learned and some of their successes (from their perspective).


Learning objectives:

  1. Experience the design concept, inspired by the layers and strata of earth studied in geology, which organizes classrooms, labs, and faculty and administration offices to ensure ease of circulation through and around the building.
  2. Learn about the challenges of designing and integrating safe state-of-the-art lab environments for a variety of scientific and technology disciplines.
  3. Discuss systems incorporated for fire and smoke control, storage and disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste, and other safety needs for the students, faculty and other occupants of the building. 
  4. Explore cutting-edge STEM learning spaces including a four-story physics drop zone; a genetics lab with advanced DNA analysis tools; an engineering big build room with strong wall, ceiling-mounted crane and catwalk; a digital fabrication lab and more.

Leader/Instructor: Corey Chang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Ayers Saint Gross 


$15.00 AIA Potomac Valley Chapter Member - (HCC) SET Building Tour

$15.00 Members of other AIA Chapters - (HCC) SET Building Tour

$25.00 Non-Member - (HCC) SET Building Tour



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