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Palm Beach State College

Loxahatchee, FL

The new Palm Beach State College Dr. Dennis P. Gallon represents a pivotal moment in the College’s history as it brings high-quality, affordable education to the west-central areas of Palm Beach County. Designed as a sustainable and future net zero campus, the overall approach to development is to preserve the rural, natural beauty of the site and the community. The master plan was designed in concert with the three existing wetlands and pristine areas of cypress trees and virgin woodlands, which will be protected and incorporated into the overall campus development as environmental assets. The master development plan was developed collaboratively with the local municipality in support of the concept of smart growth, recognizing the importance of the right campus setting to foster lifelong learners who are successful and responsible citizens in a global society.

The first phase of the campus development included an academic, administrative and assembly building which has the responsibility of housing all program spaces required to initiate a new campus, of creating a sense of place, and defining a new, modern and contextual architectural expression for PBSC.  The Phase 1 building is nestled on the beautifully master planned 75-acre site with preserved wetlands, virgin woodlands and cypress trees. This first building phase included a 48,000 SF three-story, mixed-use educational building containing classrooms, laboratories, collaborative areas, flex spaces, a 250-seat multipurpose lecture hall, a café, student services, faculty and administrative offices, and student gathering and study spaces, along with auxiliary facilities, a central energy plant and facilities support services.

The new Palm Beach State College Dr. Dennis P. Gallon represents a pivotal moment in the College’s history as it brings high-quality, affordable education to the west-central areas of Palm Beach County. Designed as a sustainable and future net zero campus, the overall approach to development is to preserve the rural, natural beauty of the site and the community. The master plan was designed in concert with the three existing wetlands and pristine areas of cypress trees and virgin woodlands, which will be protected and incorporated into the overall campus development as environmental assets. The master development plan was developed collaboratively with the local municipality in support of the concept of smart growth, recognizing the importance of the right campus setting to foster lifelong learners who are successful and responsible citizens in a global society.

The first phase of the campus development included an academic, administrative and assembly building which has the responsibility of housing all program spaces required to initiate a new campus, of creating a sense of place, and defining a new, modern and contextual architectural expression for PBSC.  The Phase 1 building is nestled on the beautifully master planned 75-acre site with preserved wetlands, virgin woodlands and cypress trees. This first building phase included a 48,000 SF three-story, mixed-use educational building containing classrooms, laboratories, collaborative areas, flex spaces, a 250-seat multipurpose lecture hall, a café, student services, faculty and administrative offices, and student gathering and study spaces, along with auxiliary facilities, a central energy plant and facilities support services.