Galileo's Pavilion is a sustainable set of classrooms at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, KS. The building was designed and constructed as part of Studio 804 with the University of Kansas to enhance environmental science studies at JCCC and expose sustainable technology to the student body overall. The design features two classrooms and a connecting lounge, each functioning as independent spaces. Sustainable features include solar panels, a wind turbine, a cistern for water collection, a high-efficiency ventilation system, a rain garden, and green wall planters in each room. For these efforts the project was awarded LEED Platinum, the highest grade from the industry standard for sustainability, environmental design, and green building. Photography by Aaron Aday and Raymond Dwyer.


  • 2013 - Engineered News-Record. 2013 Best Projects: Green Project. Merit Award. Galileo’s Pavilion
  • 2013 - International Prize for Sustainable Architecture Fassa Bortolo. Honorable Mention. Galileo’s Pavilion
  • 2012 - LEED Platinum. US Green Building Council. Galileo’s Pavilion
  • 2012 - American Institute of Architects Kansas Student Honor Award. Galileo’s Pavilion
  • 2012 - CPG. Excellence in Concrete 2012. Polished Concrete + Sustainable Concrete. Galileo’s Pavilion
  • 2012 - American Architects. Building of the Week. Galileo’s Pavilion