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New Recycling Center for Orange Coast College

New Recycling Center for Orange Coast College

Design West provided complete MEP design for the Orange Coast College Recycling Center which has won two pacific Coast Builder’s Conference awards for design and sustainability. The new recycling center will house a student run operation that has operated for more than 45 years and donates its revenue to scholarships at the college.

Working with the architects at Perkins Eastman Dougherty, we designed a LEED Gold Certified space which includes the collection center and admin building, sorting and compacting yard, and Solar PV covered parking structures.

CBU Dedicates New Engineering Building

CBU Dedicates New Engineering Building

After breaking ground in December 2016, today California Baptist University dedicated the new 100,000-square-foot Troesh Engineering Building for the Bourns College of Engineering.

Design West Engineering has provided complete MEP design as well as fire sprinkler and fire alarm system designs in a unique plan that exposes MEP systems for use as teaching tools for the students.

We were honored to work alongside the incredible teams at Tilden-Coil Constructors, Rick Engineering, and Gensler Architecture.

CBU Dedicates College of Health Science

CBU Dedicates College of Health Science

Today we celebrated with California Baptist University as they dedicated the opening of the new campus for their College of Health Science which will dramatically increase the university's capacity to serve and educate students pursuing careers as healthcare providers.

This project began when CBU acquired the existing 62,000 square foot Riverside Christian School campus.  Design West Engineering worked closely with HMC Architects and Tovey Shultz Construction in designing all MEP systems to completely transform this K-12 campus into a functioning arm of the University.  Beyond standard classrooms, lecture halls, offices, and student dining facilities, the College of Health Science also incorporated many specialized education environments including mock exam and clinic rooms as well as a climate simulation chamber for athletic training.

Dr. Charles Sands, Provost and Professor of Health Science, said these new spaces "will serve as a place for students to come, be nurtured, and to grow in learning how to serve others in the community."

 

CBU Dedicates New Events Center

CBU Dedicates New Events Center

Design West was proud to celebrate the opening of their new Events Center with California Baptist University. We are in the process of completing the commissioning of the 153,000 s.f. new facility with a multi-use arena that seats more than 5,000.

As their largest facility on campus, CBU's planned use for the arena includes not just athletics, but space for their chapel program, other large student events, and commencement ceremonies.

The event center was dedicated on May 4 as the university closed their spring semester. The Lancers are preparing to move in this Summer.

UC Riverside Announces Solar-Powered Greenhouse

UC Riverside Announces Solar-Powered Greenhouse

UC Riverside is building a greenhouse with a translucent roof that generates solar power while allowing sunlight to pass through to plants below.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that the greenhouse will serve as a laboratory to probe solar energy production, plant growth and costs of growing food in such systems.

The solar panels, whose technology was developed at UC Santa Cruz,  will charge a battery in the 800-square-foot greenhouse which will create and store all the electricity the building needs without a connection to the campus electricity network.

We designed and engineered the solar photovoltaic systems, including specification for the battery system and metering instrumentation. We also provided off-grid lighting and exhaust powered by the solar panels and batteries.

We are excited to see our work with UC Riverside come to life in the coming months.