The University wanted a modern building that could meet the needs of 21st Century students and at the same time, make as small an environmental imprint as possible.
It could be that the sun just shines a little too brightly here in California and casts an undeserving shadow on good architecture in other parts of the U.S.
Ecological building has gone in and out of fashion several times since the 1960s, but Dan Smith has been singular in his approach to create buildings that leave the most minimal carbon footprint.
I was surprised to find nearly every space filled with a huge cross section of the Pierce College community doing the things necessary to keep them healthy and engaged.
In an era of “more is more,” Ruth’s work was often spare with the exception of her use of vibrant color to liven a space.
Kanner was very much an L.A. person and his designs were the embodiment of So. Cal. Culture: bright, free-spirited and populist.
Over 3000 tons of asbestos laden material was removed and major seismic x bracing added
I have to laugh a little when people get excited about “green design.”
I am a big fan of California’s community college system…