San Jose City College Student and Career Services Center

Client: San Jose-Evergreen Community College District
Services Provided: Master Planning, Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: San Jose, CA
Project Size: 68,000 sf
Completion Date: September 2004
Sustainability: Sustainable Design Features Included
Program: Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, DSPS, Counseling & Assessment, Bookstore, Security, Associated Students, Game Room, Dining Facilities, Cyber Café, College Board Room, Central Quad

Award: 2005 CITATION AWARD American Association of School Administrators

The new Student and Community Services Center serves as the gateway for the revitalized San Jose City College campus. Located at the entrance and adjacent to parking; students, faculty, staff and visitors are able to circulate through the building, accessing the services they need. All student services functions are housed in the Center, along with the bookstore, main dining and associated student offices.

Careful attention was given to the zoning of the building in order to cluster similar functions and activity levels, as well as address the need to have a variety of hours of operation. The design of the building flows seamlessly from the interior to the exterior to connect with formal and informal gathering