Flexibility and sustainability are more vital now than ever in architecture, particularly in higher education where every dollar counts. The HGA Architects and Engineers-designed Student Services Center at Monterey Peninsula College, which opened in Fall 2011, exemplifies these design principals, and showcases HGA’s ability to create a facility that can be re-purposed for the future, which is one of the most sustainable and effective ways to manage campus assets in the long-term.
The 24,000-square-foot Student Services Center centralizes several diverse programs that were once scattered across the campus, including financial aid, developmental disabilities support, registration and academic offices. The new facility was designed to be adaptable — open to any needs the college may have and erasing the possibility of it becoming obsolete in the future.
A major educational institution on the Monterey Peninsula coastline, the Monterey Peninsula College has experienced substantial growth over the past years, and today, the HGA-designed student services center allows the campus to better serve its student population by creating a space that is accessible, clear in organization and open to promote social connectivity. More.
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