Irvine Valley College Life Sciences Building
Modern educational environments increasingly lean toward facilitating student interaction and collaboration. The new Irvine Valley College Life Sciences building blends traditional and informal learning spaces to create a unique, innovative educational experience. Designed to immerse students in life science, the building’s indoor spaces blend seamlessly with exterior surroundings. Outdoor features include an amphitheater, and geographically themed gardens specially designed to illustrate California native plant materials and the impact of microclimates.
Client: South Orange County Community College District
Site: Four acres of the IVC Campus
Size: 30,451 sf
Recognition: Certified LEED Gold; Gold Nugget Grand Award Winner 2014;
AIAOC Savings by Design Award Winner 2014