The new Institute for Culinary Education - iCUE is a vibrant and integral part of the College's South Commons, and of the Campus as a whole. As students, faculty and guests stroll down the Campus’ central green boulevard, they are rewarded with a welcome respite from the intensity of Campus life when they pass the iCUE’s contemporary dining terrace, awash in the aroma of fine cuisine, the adjacent herb garden with its gentle Mediterranean aromas or the minimally irrigated vineyard dissipating the hot summer heat with a wave of green leaves.
Sited at the campus’ hub, the three-story circulation core reinforces the integration of Learning Center, Library and Tutoring Center; that were brought together from existing physically disconnected sites. Bridges and stairs span through the core to connect the three areas. Because efficiency and access to information technology was the primary focus in developing the program for the building, the straight diagonal line was adopted as an architectural design element. The straight line between two points, represents efficiency; and diagonally represents the crisscrossing of information paths in the technology network. The diagonal line appears in both plan and elevation throughout the building.
Evergreen Valley College - Nursing & Biology Building
This 26,773 square foot main building houses laboratories, preparation areas, offices and a science museum. Five laboratories for biological sciences are located on the first floor and four nursing laboratories on the second floor. There is a bridge connection to the existing science building. Keeping sustainability as one of the primary objectives, the main building materials consist of braced steel frame structure, metal stud walls, exterior stucco finish, metal sunshades and insulated glass curtain wall. In addition, the project includes a 6,072 square foot lecture hall building. Providing flexible room configurations, two lecture rooms have the capability of combining to form one large hall. The lecture hall building materials, selected for acoustical properties, include concrete masonry walls, curved glass reinforced gypsum ceiling panels, and a roof of metal standing seam.
West Valley College - Science & Mathematics Addition
The Mathematics and Science Addition project consists of three new science labs: Natural History, Cells-Micro and Anatomy & Physiology lab. This project addresses several important educational and facility concerns. It provides increased capacity for science instruction, and allows instructional continuity in this department during the reconstruction of the entire Math and Science Building.
Hasley Hall includes computer labs and general classrooms, a movie theatre, board of trustee’s conference room/suite, and faculty offices off the top floor plaza structure which forms a 3-part building with two wings connected by cast-in-place concrete/steel and structurally glazed conical-shaped tower. In addition, the building features an atrium circulation core. This multi-story building now fills the previously under-utilized space between the student center and the Physical Education building. The top floor is connected by a pedestrian bridge to the student center. Due to the sloped site, all three levels are accessible at grade.
Allan Hancock College - Academic Resource Center
The renovation and expansion of the Academic Resource Center included a renovated one-story library of 23,298 square feet and a new two-story addition of 22,528 square feet. This project replaced the older, circa 1960’s, portion of the existing Learning Resource Center with a new 2-story addition containing: open computer learning lab, tutoring labs, media services rooms, offices and art gallery. The attached existing library, circa late 1970’s, was remodeled to meet current technology and functional requirements.