This ambitious, student-funded masterplan and building project aims to re-think and revitalize a historic student center. Sustainability, community, and safety are the key drivers for the building and landscape design.
One of the biggest projects on campus in recent years, the renovation of and additions to the student community center included the LEED Gold Eshelman Hall and the renovations to MLK, Anthony, and Chavez Halls. Sustainability targets for the project include energy savings 30% below California’s Title 24 requirements; 100% irrigation reduction; and, 100% reduction in operational waste. A comprehensive water management plan included a large rainwater garden to collect and filter stormwater onsite.
Atelier Ten supported the achievement of these goals through sustainable peer review of the masterplan, along with building design and renovation concepts, with particular attention to the facades. Atelier Ten also benchmarked progress through LEED program management.