Los Medanos College Science Building

Client: Contra Costa Community College District
Services Provided: Master Planning, Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: Pittsburg, CA
Project Size: 55,935 sf
Completion Date: June 2008
Sustainability: Savings By Design
Program: Biology, Chemistry and Physical Sciences Laboratories and Classrooms, Large Tiered Lecture Hall, Computer Laboratories, Faculty Offices, Astronomy Rooftop Observation Deck

Award: 2010 AWARD OF MERIT Community College Facilities Coalition (Los Medanos College Quadrangle Complex)

Los Medanos College has developed a new College Quadrangle Complex to facilitate future growth and create, per the master plan, a proper campus with a central quadrangle. The complex consists of the Math, Science, and Library buildings and a central quad positioned between the new buildings and the original 280,000 s.f. building. The complex forms a welcoming gateway and new entrance to the college.

The Science Building houses the gamut of natural and earth science laboratories augmented by spaces to encourage and support various teaching and learning styles. The building houses a plethora of science labs which are supported by small and large lecture spaces, a tutorial resource center, a computer center, a rooftop observation deck for teaching astronomy and casual study spaces of varying sizes for students to work and study individually and in small groups.