12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS, 66210
Studio 804's Galileo Pavilion is a collaboration with Johnson County Community College, located in Overland Park, KS. The new building is located in the heart of the campus, southwest of the Science Building, on an island of land which plays a pivotal role in the pedestrian traffic patterns on the south end of campus.
In visiting JCCC’s campus, Studio 804 saw an opportunity to juxtapose the new building next to the existing Galileo Garden, a sundial sculpture by Dale Eldred commemorating Galileo. There is a common intention with both the existing sculpture and the building design concept with the focus on the sun, the integration of science and nature, and the implementation of the entire campus as a classroom. The sculpture will be refurbished and reincorporated on the site with the building arranged around a courtyard, blending indoors and outdoors with visual connections between the spaces.