Client: San Joaquin Delta Community College District
Services Provided: Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Interior Design
Project Location: Stockton, CA
Project Size: 114,346 sf
Completion Date: January 2014
Sustainability: Sustainable Design Features Included
Program: Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography, Oceanography, Physics, Astronomy, Math, Plaza
The San Joaquin Delta College Cunningham Science and Math Complex replaces an existing outdated 92,000 sf science building. The exterior building forms, materials and colors reflect a modern interpretation which compliments and harmonizes with the “Village” character of the existing college buildings. The design consists of three stories, with primarily dry labs on the first floor, wet Biology labs on the second floor, and chemistry labs on the third floor. The design provides offices, labs, and classrooms on each floor for each discipline, primarily in separate zones. The labs wrap around a central service core consisting of tech offices, lab preparation rooms, and lab storage rooms. Students enter the labs from the opposite side of the central service core providing safe separation of students and chemicals. Student break-out spaces, computer labs, and a resource center for studying and tutorial are provided. The project also included demolishing the existing building and replacing that site with a new Plaza.