Furthering Education on Campus

William J. Harrison Education Center
St. Louis Community College
St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Community College commissioned KAI to perform a due diligence study and conceptual site planning for a new, urban education center to be located in north St. Louis. After completing the study and making recommendations, KAI was selected to provide architectural and MEP/FP design services for the new Harrison Education Center.

KAI designed the new, two-story, 30,265 SF building to serve 400 to 500 credit students and 4,500 continuing education students. The public entrance faces the corner of the site, emphasized by a transparent stair tower. State-of-the-art elements such as Smartboards and high-tech audio-visual equipment are utilized throughout.

The new center supports a variety of programs, such as early care education, information systems, art, and general sciences in addition to community continuing education, serving as a satellite to STLCC’s Forest Park campus.

Sustainable design was also a priority for STLCC, and the Harrison Education Center was designed to achieve LEED® Gold Certification. KAI’s design team conducted a charrette with STLCC to develop a LEED® scorecard, setting priorities and associated costs for sustainable design elements to meet the requirements for Gold certification.


Architecture, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineering, Commissioning, Sustainable Design, Cost Estimating, Programming

Project Recognition

LEED Gold Certified