Golden West College Student Services Center

Client: Coast Community College District 
Services Provided: Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Project Size: 52,000 sf
Projected Completion Date: March 2018
Programs: Admissions and Records/Financial Aid, Bursar, DSPS, Veterans Services, EOPS, CARE, CalWORKS, Career Transfer, Counseling, Assessment, Outreach, Guardian Scholars/Foster, Classrooms, Computer Labs, Faculty Offices, Public Safety, Data Center, Quad

The new Student Services Center brings together student service functions into a single building to “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 before we begun 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 has a dynamic core that immediately orients students. A curvilinear porch draws students into a flowing 2 story atria that allows 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.