Services Provided: Programming, Design, Contract Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: Saratoga, CA
Project Size: 38,000 sf
Construction Cost: $22,500,000
Completion Date: March 2019
Sustainability: LEED SILVER Goal
Program: Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, DESP, Counseling/Career/Transfer, EOPS, Trio Student Support Services/International Students, Middle College, Health Services, Assessment, Classrooms, Computer Labs, Outreach, Faculty Office, Quad
The West Valley Student Services Center provides a clear community entrance gateway to a traditional insular campus. It is designed to be Student-Centric, welcoming, and directing the student to the services which foster their success. This is accomplished by assembling previously disparate services under one roof. Immediate orientation is accomplished with a 2-story atrium space allowing views to every department. The architecture is distinctive while still reflecting the naturalistic materials of the campus architecture. It also is seamlessly interwoven to the fabric of the campus circulation system. The finished structure transforms the Student Experience and the Community connection to the campus.