Cosumnes River College Elk Grove Center10051 Big Horn Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95757
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.