The Johnson County Community College Center for Sustainability’s goals for environmentally conscious growth has joined with the need for additional classrooms for their expanding campus. As a result, a unique opportunity has arisen for Studio 804 to create inspired learning spaces which will also serve as an information center for the campus and community at large. The program itself calls for two "inspired" classroom spaces and a student lounge; as well as its pedagogy purposes, the space will create an illustration of sustainability in design.
JCCC's strategic plan calls for the college to champion environmental sustainability in curriculum and in the college's infrastructure, transforming the physical campus into a living learning laboratory. With these goals in mind, Galileo's Pavilion was designed to take advantage of the daily and seasonal cycles of nature to passively heat, cool and daylight the building as well as supply electricity and utility water. Sustainable strategies include material innovation, rainwater harvesting, living walls and green roof trays — in addition to active systems such as photovoltaics and a wind turbine. Galileo's Pavilion marks Studio 804's fifth LEED Platinum building.