El Camino College Administration Center

Client: El Camino Community College District
Services Provided: Programming, Design, Contract Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: Torrance, CA
Project Size: 15,942 sf
Construction Cost: $18,238,977
Completion Date: June 2020
Sustainability: Savings By Design
Program: Board Room, Foundation, Reception, Scholarship, Student Diversity, Community Relations, Grants, Research & Planning, President Office, VP Human Resources, VP Academic Affair, VP Administrative Services, VP Student & Community Advancement

The El Camino Community College District has undertaken a major expansion and modernization program to implement the recommendations of the District’s Facilities Master Plan updated in 2012. A major project outlined in the District’sFacilities Master Plan is the Administration Building replacement project. This project consists of demolishing the existing 1950’s Administration Building and replacing it in roughly the same footprint while including appropriate contemporary administrative functions. The design objectives were to create a new Administration Building that can function as the “front door” to the College. A lobby and staffed reception area welcome visitors. Shared executive suites provide collaborative office space for the Vice Presidents. The building also provides community collaboration by including the Board Room and Foundation. The building is a high-quality environment for students, employees, and visitors.