A new 2-story, 42,000 SF education building that houses a classroom and computer lab complex. These facilities provide space for various programs, including multimedia and innovation, business information technology and disabled students programs and services. The facility also has a multipurpose room, technology center, library and administrative offices. Design challenges include coordinating with a parking structure project immediately to the south of the classroom building project. Collection and treatment of stormwater was also a challenge across a relatively flat site with no storm drainage infrastructure in the vicinity of the site. The project is LEED Gold certified.
Sustainable features include an open-entry courtyard providing daylight and natural ventilation to the majority of the interior spaces; highly efficient mechanical systems that reduce energy consumption; daylight sensors that automatically dim lights in response to available lighting; materials with high recycled content; and a approximately 75% of construction waste was diverted from the local landfill.
Bender Dean Engineering
San Diego Community College District
Joseph Wong Design Associates
LEED Gold Certified