Orange Coast College Recycling Center

Orange Coast College: Recycling Center

Costa Mesa, CA

A new facility dedicated to sustainability that redefines public engagement on a college campus.

A learning environment for a student-run business and recycling center for the campus and community, Orange Coast College’s Recycling Center embodies a vision for hands-on multidisciplinary education. Prior to joining Perkins Eastman, Dougherty worked with stakeholders to develop a new site plan and layout as well as documentation for sustainably designed classrooms, storage areas, and service stations for recyclable drop-offs. The team also developed recommendations for a master plan to determine the best location for the new building immediately adjacent to the existing recycling center to maintain service through construction. The center and grounds are certified LEED Gold, SITES and TRUE, the first project to achieve all three recognitions.

Project Facts

  • Client:

  • Coast Community College District
  • Size:

  • 5,505 sq. ft.
  • Markets:

  • College + University
  • Region:

  • United States
  • Studios:

  • Costa Mesa


  • 2022 Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada/AIA California Award of Merit