The Southwestern Community College Institutional Technology building is designed to support student life on campus, both functionally and visually. The IT building serves the students by providing critical campus services and the workspaces necessary to implement said services. The 16,000 square foot building includes data storage and networking spaces in addition to office space and conference rooms throughout. A garden edge adorns the path along the quad. The quad edge serves the students as a visual backdrop for their daily lives, enhancing and enriching their experience within the quad. To create the desired aesthetic for the building, which uses heavy timber roof framing and acoustic metal deck with tilt-up wall construction—a rare combination of construction materials—the Miyamoto team had to do research and work with deck suppliers to develop a design they could demonstrate to the DSA for structural approval.
Chula Vista, CA
16,000 Square Feet