Cozart Medical CenterMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Cozart medical office building explores a low-impact design approach to the conventional suburban office building. Located in the tidal basin region of Myrtle Beach, a sustainable strategy toward stormwater management influenced the integrated approach to civil, landscape and building design. Various stormwater techniques are explored allowing for 100% on-site rainwater capture including green roof, infiltration trenches, rain garden, pervious paving and peat moss gardens which absorb tremendous quantities of water while allowing a variety of indigenous species to flourish. Heat gain and natural ventilation techniques were also employed to inform the design.
- Medical Office