South Orange County Community College District: Advanced Technology Education Park / Perkins Eastman

South Orange County Community College District: Advanced Technology Education Park

Mission Viejo, California
The signature feature of the building is the outdoor room concept.  Envisioned as a “living room” for students, faculty and community; the interior opens to this space as the labs filter through the collaborative interior venues out into the open air forum.  The high bay labs are organized into a wing on the east side of the facility to create one edge of the outdoor forum.  The collaborative area at the center of this wing “T’s” into the two story wing where a central hub becomes the interior core of activity, heightening the opportunity to “collide” with other students and faculty members.
AWARDS
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Southern California Chapter, Achievement Award, Education: Less than $20 Million (2019)