New Science Center replaces the existing facility which was destroyed in the Northridge earthquake, and was the first major project submitted to the State of California after the earthquake. Extensive use of outdoor balconies and stairs, both allowed by the moderate oceanside climate. Laboratories and classrooms/offices are placed in two separate buildings which form a landscape courtyard where students and faculty can meet.
The classroom facility/office building is naturally ventilated and passively shaded demonstrating the College's committment to the environment. The facility contains a seawater distribution system, a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer lab, two 100 seat lecture halls, and video projection capabilities in each classroom. Each lab/classroom has multi-mode video projection capability, allowing for real-time presentations of campus server, internet, video, CD, laserdisc, all controlled from the demonstration bench.
Ove Arup Partners
Katherine Spitz Associates, Landscape Architect
ASHBA Engineering, Civil Engineer