Chabot College Community and Student Services Center

Client: Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Services Provided: Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: Hayward, CA
Project Size: 55,258 sf
Completion Date: January 2010
Sustainability: LEED PLATINUM Certified, Savings By Design
Program: Information Commons/Computer Labs, Career/Transfer Center, Admissions & Records, Bursar, DSPS, Community and Business Education, Testing Center, Counseling, Learning Communities, Staff Lounge, Meeting Rooms, Offices, Quad

Award: 2012 AWARD OF HONOR Community College Facilities Coalition

The Community and Student Services Center, designed as the “signature” building, and highly visible from the campus core and Hesperian Boulevard, was developed as part of the new welcoming gateway portal to the campus.

A key feature of the building is the double-height atrium, which serves as the bridge between community and campus. The insulating glass is part of a daylighting control system that allows the glass to seamlessly tint or clear within minutes, managing sunlight and heat gain in this naturally ventilated building. The building also features radiant heating and cooling in the atrium’s concrete slab in lieu of traditional forced air heating and cooling. In addition, the building is engineered with roof and ceiling air scoops to provide natural ventilation. Its HVAC system is tempered by a new efficient central plant constructed on the other side of the campus. The building has also been modeled using ASHRAE 90.1 – 2004 and exceeds Title 24 requirements by 46.2%.

On-Site Renewable Energy:  The CSSC receives power from 1 megawatt of Photovoltaic panels on the roof and at adjacent parking lot. These panels provide 21.74% of the buildings energy needs.