Orange Coast College Library/Learning Resource Center

Client: Coast Community College District
Services Provided: Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Project Size: 87,000 sf
Completion Date: December 2007
Sustainability: CHPS Guidelines
Program: Computer Carrels, Reading Areas, Bookstacks, Group Study Rooms, Reference, Media Center, Periodicals, Bibliographic Lab, Computer Presentation Lab, Acquisition, Cataloging, Circulation, Archives, Bookstore

Award: 2008 AWARD OF HONOR Community College Facilities Coalition

The new two-story Library/LRC now serves Orange Coast College’s desire for a state of the art, digitally enhanced Learning Resource Center set within the center of the academic campus. The new LRC provides a structurally safe accessible facility replacing the now closed structurally unsafe library, It corrects deficiencies in the library function demand/capacity ratio, provides needed space and program expansion, modernizes the digital delivery of instructional and research media, centralizes learning resources within the academic core, and frees up campus space for the future consolidation of student services programs.