As the last few years have shown us great challenges in the way we work, and the way we think about our work, we have channeled energy into designing for a hopeful future. We are endeavoring to be stewards for generations moving forward while understanding that the communities our design work serves, are the most important part of the equation. Our work has an impact, it is about improving lives, and we have a responsibility to always keep this in mind.
For approximately 60 years, Wake Technical Community College has served Wake County as a trusted partner in the community. Providing access to high-quality education and meeting the needs of the region’s workforce is a mission-critical component of being an important steward of the community. Incorporating a number of sustainable best practices makes the Student Services and General Education Building a valuable addition to its local community, and the planet at large.
The Hornsby Bend Health and Wellness Center includes features modeled after the Austin Resilience Hub program – including an electrical generator for community and facility emergency needs (such as natural disasters or other power loss events). The Center will have space for Central Health employees to connect the community to resources from local nonprofits and other government programs, such as a multi-purpose activity room, offices for volunteers to come in and meet with local community members who need health and wellness assistance, computer workstations available to the public, and an outdoor activity area open for public use. Additionally, solar panels will be used as a supplemental, sustainable power source.