YCCD New District Office Building

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YCCD New District Office Building

Yosemite Community College District


2017, AIA Sierra Valley Chapter, Award of Merit

2018, AIA San Joaquin Chapter, Award of Excellence

2018, Green California Schools & Community Colleges, Leadership Award "Outstanding Building"

The newly constructed District Office Building is on track to receive LEED Platinum certification in addition to net-zero energy use. The modern, high performance design was influenced by our California National Parks, and provides suitable accommodation for District Chancellor and administrative staff.

In addition to providing the District Board of Trustees and staff improved accommodations for meetings, conferences and lounge area, the building houses the Information Technology department, Accounting, Payroll, Purchasing and Human Resources.

The design was influenced by our California National Parks. The long and rising roof lines are reminiscent of rock cliff outcroppings, and are supported by substantial exterior structural beams. Approaching from the north, the forecourt offers various “paths of discovery:” walkways through landscaped areas that cross one another, mimicking natural park trails. The interior space is simple yet elegant. Angular lines contrast pleasingly with the earthy color pallet. Burnished steel and moss green colors compliment District colors and unify the office appearance with other campus facilities. Reclaimed redwood has been used as an accent material throughout the building.

Extensive collaboration between the District and design team has yielded a functional building housing current and future staff needs within a unique and thematically compelling facility.

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