High Marks for Eco-Smart Design
When Coast Community College District began planning a new administration building, its priority was to promote collaboration and build relationships in a flexible, eco-friendly environment. The H. Hendy Associates design includes modular training rooms and quiet concentration areas, easily reconfigurable on demand for maximum versatility. To increase opportunities for cross-departmental interactions, ad hoc meeting places are stragtegically located along key circulation routes. Well-defined traffic patterns lead to three large courtyards where the administration, employees, and the outside community can meet for business and social gatherings. Throughout the 56,000-square-foot space, the eco-smart design takes dramatic advantage of daylight, energy-managing strategies, and sustainable materials, which earned it a coveted LEED Silver rating.