The building’s segmented design creates zones for each discipline housed within and are distinguished by a color scheme. Unique elements cater to disciplines such as the ‘Pit Labs’ for Speech instruction and student rehearsals and an outdoor “dig” courtyard for anthropology students’ hands-on learning. Linking the different areas are ‘sticky spaces’ created by comfortable seating strategically placed along hallways and lobbies where students can collaborate with peers or instructors without adding to the building’s assignable square footage (ASF). The outdoor courtyard is another distinguishing feature that seeks to create a feeling of transcendence by surrounding students in glazing, offering a peak into the various instruction occurring inside.
SERVICES PROVIDED Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
PROJECT LOCATION Costa Mesa, CA
PROJECT SIZE 107,760 sf
COMPLETION DATE September 2021
January 4, 2022