June 26, 2015 – “Reduce the ‘bounce factor’ and bring together all the student service functions into a single building”. That is the vision that Golden West College conveyed to tBP/Architecture to begin planning the new Golden West College Student Services Center, a key development project for the District funded by locally supported Bond Measure M. Located in the heart of campus facing the central quad, the Center will create a dynamic core that will immediately orient students. A curvilinear porch will draw students into a flowing 2 story atria that will allow them to locate student services functions from one main vantage point. The organization of the building and central space reflects the campus commitment to provide student-focused spaces that will facilitate their success.
In great part, voters approved Measure M because of the College’s focus on support for our active military and returning veterans. To support their needs a new Veteran’s Center will provide this unique cohort matriculation services and a touch-down space for students to socialize and study before and after class.
The Center is anticipated to open in December of 2017 and will espouse the campus commitment to sustainable environmental stewardship as evidenced by the goal to design to LEED Silver standard.