Berna Facio Professional Development Complex

The Professional Development Center is a state-of-the-art training facility with a mechanical basement and mezzanine floor. The programmatic core of the Professional Development Center is the large central meeting and training space flanked by break-out rooms, an internal courtyard, and wide flexible concourses. The central meeting space emulates an internal community town square or a plaza where a multitude of events, conversations and activities can occur simultaneously. Courtyards and landscaped terrace elements to provide informal meeting and instruction spaces while augmenting the daylight and natural ventilation within the building. While only required to achieve LEED Silver, the project was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold certification.