The 34,050-SF, two-story facility features lecture halls, labs, and offices. Classrooms are dedicated to behavioral sciences, English and English as a second language, foreign languages, humanities, reading, and social sciences. The $16.6 million project is financed through Measure C, a $100 million facilities bond approved by voters in November 2014 that funds new construction, and technology and safety upgrades campus wide.
DLR Group Designs New Instructional Building at Compton College
(COMPTON, Calif., April 17, 2019) – Construction is officially underway at the new instructional building at Compton College in Compton, California. DLR Group designers celebrated alongside students, faculty, staff, and community members at a groundbreaking ceremony on April 16.
DLR Group’s design replaces outdated academic and modular buildings with a modern and technology-rich environment to enhance the educational experience for all students. To create an intuitive wayfinding for users and visitors, the design locates academic spaces on the east side and faculty offices on the west side. A main lobby connects the two sections and includes a grand staircase with areas where students can lounge and socialize in between classes. Corridors throughout the building are designed with multiple seating configurations that activate the spaces and encourage students to spend more time on campus. Warm wood tones create a welcoming environment while accents of red integrate the school’s branding into the design.
The new facility is adjacent to the Allied Health Building, which was also designed by DLR Group. Together, these two buildings form a gateway to the north end of the campus. Our use of complementary colors and materials, such as brick, glass, and metal panels, create a cohesive campus aesthetic.”
Fast Company Innovation by Design Names DLR Group for Three Awards
DLR Group receives a finalist designation and honorable mentions in the Sustainable and Experience Design categories.
A New Resource for Business Development in Denver
Pamela Tribbett joins the K-12 Education studio to focus on meeting the educational facility needs of regional school districts and communities.
DLR Group Architect Named At-Large Director to AIA Board
Senior Associate Korey White, AIA, has been elected to the American Institute of Architects National Board of Directors as 2023 - 2025 At-Large Director.
DLR Group Welcomes K-12 Education Client Leader in North Carolina
The firm’s newest K-12 Education Client Leader, Julie McLaurin, AIA, NCARB, will lead teams to meet the critical needs of communities in the Carolinas.
HUB Fullerton to Open its Doors to Students in 2025
A six-story residential building will redefine student housing for California State University-Fullerton, Hope International University, and Pacific Christian College.
DLR Group Represents USA’s bid for World’s Expo in 2027
In anticipation of the next World’s Fair, we are representing the USA’s bid to host the Expo in Minneapolis as the project’s designer.
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