College of the Desert Student Services CenterPalm Desert California
The firm provided MEP engineering design services for a new two-story building consisting of approximately 45,000 square feet. The building includes new smart classrooms, office space, administration for student services, and a new bookstore.
A photovoltaic system is located on the roof of the building to supplement the primary electrical service and feed excess power back into the public grid. A central elongated skylight also makes very effective use of day-lighting. The building exterior has been designed with wall fins to provide window shading in this very hot climate.
Size: 45,000 SF