Higher Education

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Merritt College Allied Health & Science Building

Construction of the new Allied Health and Science Building (in association with FLAD). Approximately 110,000 sf of Type I-B Construction. The building is a community college health and science facility that accommodates biology, anatomy, chemistry, geology, and physics laboratories. It also accommodates hospital simulation rooms, nutrition kitchens, lecture rooms, computer rooms, standard classrooms, and faculty offices.

The design concept for the project interiors was to provide an open environment conducive to student interaction. The building features sustainability improvements as an ongoing demonstration of project design that achieves reductions in energy utilization and reduces the carbon footprint on the environment.

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Compton Community College Theater

The project consist of renovating the interior of an existing Music Theater and addition of a Lobby, a ticket booth, an accessible ramp, and a control room to a building which has not been used in over 10 years. The college intends to use this new renovation as a multi-purpose auditorium for plays, small music ensembles, board meetings, seminars, etc. It includes the renovation of HVAC, electrical, sound system, special finishes, and ADA update to existing restrooms.

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East Los Angeles College Auditorium

Accessibility improvements for nine (9) existing buildings including, the Weingart Stadium, Swim Stadium, Ingalls Auditorium, Men’s Gym, Women’s Gym, Technology Center, Auto Technology, Nursing, and Child Development buildings.  Improvements to include accessible seating at assembly type spaces, accessible path to all levels of the buildings, restroom/locker rooms upgrades, door hardware, play equipment for the children, fire alarm and assistive listening upgrades.

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Laney College Culinary Arts Academy

The Laney College campus is a 60-acre urban landmark located adjacent to downtown Oakland.  Built in 1968, the entire campus shares a red brick and concrete theme with sharp corners, square and triangular shapes, and little vegetation. A channel connects Lake Merritt to the Oakland Estuary which runs through the campus providing beautiful views and a natural habitat for fish and birds.

The project is an interior modernization of the culinary facilities located on the first floor of the two-story Building “E” which includes a culinary kitchen, commercial kitchen, and a bakery totaling 11,000 square feet.  The 2,200 sf Laney Bistro, with its storefront facing the Estuary, is an instructional space and offers catering to the public.

Subsequent to the completion of the new Culinary Kitchen and Laney Bistro, the banks of the Estuary just outside the new Bistro are being utilized by a partnership with the local community and the culinary students to grow organic produce.

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Laney College Student Center

The modernized student center includes a new book store, dining room, kitchen, and student organization offices designed in an inviting and upscale environment. The design provides an efficient, sustainable, and maintenance-friendly facility designed specifically to fit within the context of the campus, update the look of the existing building, and meet the programmatic needs of the users.

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Evergreen Valley College Modernization

This $36.0 million, 150,000 sf modernization project includes classroom, lab, and physical education facilities in four significant buildings at the heart of the Evergreen campus. The design provides an efficient and maintenance-friendly facility designed specifically to fit within the context of the campus and programmed to meet the needs of the users.

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Southwest College Student Services Center

The Southwest College Student Services Center is a 3-story, 76,000 sf building that sits at the heart of the Los Angeles Southwest College Campus.   The original design of the SSC was to allow future expansion of the building to ultimately transform into a classroom building with labs and lecture rooms.  With large canopies and expansive glass, this building allows for plenty of natural filtered light to enter the building’s classrooms, offices, and corridors.  The stainless steel hand rail system and trim throughout complements the bright colors that exemplify the students’ spirit at this campus.  Students really appreciate the built-in amenities like student counters and computer access stations, along with a soft coved lighting system.  The SSC shall provide the campus with many years of quality and reliability and help educate future generations.

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Las Positas College Athletic Complex & Aquatic Center

The athletic complex completes the athletic facilities at the college with a track, field and stadium, baseball and softball fields, a multi-use field large enough for two soccer fields, eight tennis courts, a field house, and parking located for ease of student and community access.

The Aquatic Center is designed as a LEED Silver project that occupies the gateway between the physical education and academic areas of the campus.  The pool house building straddles functions, grades, and users, and as such presents three different faces to the college.  Specialty features such as windscreens, solar hot water collectors, radiant heated slabs, and a grass roof are built into the site design to maximize user comfort and minimize the project’s impact on its surroundings.

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CSU San Marcos Public Safety Building

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Long Beach City College Auto Tech & Aeronatics Lab

A new 26,000 SF facility consisting of classrooms, Automotive Laboratory, Aeronautics Laboratory, administrative offices, and equipment storage.  The new building replaced the existing Technology building.

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Loma Linda Academy Lobby Addition

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Southwest College Building 550 & 560 Modernization

Modernization of an existing Nursing Lab and Storage Room to a Child Development Lab and office spaces. The work consisted of removing existing equipment and finishes and replacing it to accommodate the new use of the classroom and offices.

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University of California, Riverside Track & Field

The modernization and reconstruction of the existing football stadium to a dedicated track and field stadium with new 1,000 capacity bleacher system. Complete architectural and engineering services were provided to reconfigure the existing track for a track and field use only. Includes new rubberized track for multiple track events including a curbed practice lane and steeple chase pit, javelin, discus, shot put, and hammer throw areas, long jump, triple high jump/high jump, pole vault, and the 9th jogging lane.

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University of Judaism

Merritt College Allied Health & Science Building
Compton Community College Theater
East Los Angeles College Auditorium
Laney College Culinary Arts Academy
Laney College Student Center
Evergreen Valley College Modernization
Southwest College Student Services Center
Las Positas College Athletic Complex & Aquatic Center
CSU San Marcos Public Safety Building
Long Beach City College Auto Tech & Aeronatics Lab
Loma Linda Academy Lobby Addition
Southwest College Building 550 & 560 Modernization
University of California, Riverside Track & Field
University of Judaism
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