ORANGE COAST COLLEGE Chemistry Building
Constructed to replace their aged Chemistry Building, the new building is designed to accommodate increased enrollment, be more efficient, safer, and most importantly, to support future student success by providing a flexible instructional and technologically rich learning environment. Focus on revealing what amazing instruction and student project work occurs led to the concept of turning the building inside out, so large molecular-inspired graphic panels brings a visual identity to the building’s exterior, generous windows allow views to students performing lab work and exhibit display cabinets provide opportunities for science on display. To support the unique chemistry cohort’s needs, lobby spaces, study spaces, outdoor niches and deck areas create locations for students and faculty to collaborate and study. The new building increases the laboratory capacity by more than 60% compared to the previous building and will help facilitate students bound for the College’s popular nursing program and those transferring to four-year colleges and universities.
CLIENT Coast Community College District
SERVICES PROVIDED Programming, Design, Contract Documents, Construction Administration
PROJECT LOCATION Costa Mesa, CA
PROJECT SIZE 129,775 asf
COMPLETION DATE July 2024 (est.)