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Cosumnes River College Elk Grove Center

  • Client

    • Los Rios Community College District (CA)
  • Project Type

  • LEED Certified Silver
  • Opened/Completed

    • 2013
  • Area

    • 15,546 ft²
  • Cost

    • $9,105,316

Design Achievement – The Elk Grove Center provides a convenient, educational alternative for students in the fast-growing Elk Grove community of Sacramento. DLR Group's master plan and design create a welcome building for learning, transforming a rural parcel to create a sense of place where none previously existed. An extension of the Los Rios Community College District’s Cosumnes River College, the Elk Grove Center emulates a traditional college campus. A mini quad connects three academic buildings, fostering a stronger collegiate experience than provided by typical satellite centers. By using the Cosumnes River College palette of materials within the building design, the Elk Grove Center both reinforces a collegial identity and embodies its service to future growth. The building design delivered an efficient floor plan and clean building massing. An open atmosphere was achieved through a glass entry tower with skewed glazing that extends through both floors, in addition to a row of skylights and light wells on the second floor.

Scope Summary – The scope of work at the Elk Grove Center was a master plan and design of three academic buildings surrounding a mini quad on a 13.25-acre site. The first phase implemented one of the 2-story, 24,000 SF buildings and the mini quad. The first building houses four classrooms, four dry science labs, administration areas, computer labs, a student lounge, and a lobby. Additionally, the building includes community-use spaces available for residents' use on evenings and weekends. DLR Group provided integrated master planning, programming, architecture, engineering, and interior design services.

Cosumnes River College Elk Grove Center

Los Rios Community College District (CA)