May 4, 2016 – Crafton Hills College celebrated the opening of Crafton Center, the new central student services hub of the campus, on February 5th. As Design Architect, tBP/Architecture designed the center as a humanistic visual landmark and new front door to the original 1950’s heroic (Frank Lloyd Wright inspired) concrete brutalist architecture of Crafton Hills College. As seen from above, the building frames the central campus quad and responds to the ceremonial grandeur of the existing LADM building. Envisioned with students as the “customer”, the program is focused on how to best serve students in a simple straightforward way that creates intuitive wayfinding. Panoramic views are made available to each student support department in the building; Administration, Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, DSPS, Student Life, EOPS, Counseling, Career/Transfer, Crafton Store and Café.
Sustainability: LEED SILVER Goal
Design Architect: tBP/Architecture
Architect of Record: HMC, Inc.