WELLness meets Sustainability

Cuyahoga Community College
STEM Addition and Renovations
Parma, Ohio

Providing for both resiliency and WELLness, this synergistic and innovative design solution addresses LEED stormwater management requirements while providing a healthful outdoor teaching and collaboration space for the STEM Center at Cuyahoga Community College. When empty, a water basin/constructed wetland in front of the building’s east façade serves as a specimen classroom for the Earth Sciences as well as an easily accessed natural environment for all students at the College to gather and collaborate. After a storm event, as much as 11,000 cubic feet of on-site runoff can transform the basin into a beautiful, contemplative reflecting pool.


WELL features: Mind – Enhances Access to Nature, Restorative Spaces, Nature, and Place

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