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Irvine Valley College Libaral Arts Building

  • Client

    • Swinerton Builders
  • Project Type

  • Opened/Completed

    • 2016
  • Area

    • 27,800 ft²
  • Cost

    • $8,850,000

Design Achievement - In order to meet defined Educational and Facility Master Plan goals for the campus, Irvine Valley College decided to demolish and replace the current and outdated A400 Liberal Arts classroom building with a new 2-story building. The need to improve the functional organization of the building also offered the opportunity to help create a building with a more inviting and memorable presence. DLR Group's design for the new replacement classroom building is strategically placed in order to minimize the building footprint on the available site area, which captures more useable exterior site area surrounding the building. Our design strategy creates a diversity of outdoor spaces and integrates them with the landscape to promote a collegial environment encouraging social and instructional gathering. Building materials include plaster, punched glazed windows and large planes of glazing with a feature entry canopy and accent canopy expressing at the front door of the building.

Scope Summary - The scope of work for this project encompassed a new two-story 25,278 SF LEED Silver classroom building. The building consists of 12 classrooms (ranging in size from 30-45 seats), an anthropology/geography lab, a writing center, an honors study area, offices and associated support space. DLR Group provided architecture and interior design services for this design/build project.