Front of the William J. Harrison Education Center

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 William J. 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 William J. Harrison Education Center.

The new education 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 the St. Louis Community College’s Forest Park campus.

Sustainable design was also a priority for the St. Louis Community College, and the Harrison Education Center was designed to achieve LEED® Gold Certification. KAI’s design team conducted a charrette with the St. Louis Community College 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 Engineering, Commissioning, Sustainable Design, Cost Estimating, Programming, Fire Protection Engineering

Project Recognition

LEED Gold Certified