Location: Sylmar, CA
Client: Los Angeles Mission College
Budget: $30 Million
Anticipated Completion Date: Nov 2016
Prominently located, the Media Arts Center serves as a campus gateway and will be the new home of the Media and Performing arts program at Los Angeles Mission College. In addition to providing design studios and classrooms, this state-of-the-art facility shall be the primary venue for performing arts at the college as well as for the surrounding community.
The scope also features a new campus quad that constitutes a signiﬁcant open space component for the college. It is designed to be functionally and spatially integrated with this and the surrounding buildings. The new quad will be the “living room” of the campus, providing a social focal point with outdoor performance areas straddling the riparian landscape of an arroyo system.
The campus arroyo is a key sustainability feature and, as is the case with most LACCD projects, this building will be LEED certiﬁed. Some of the other noteworthy sustainable design elements include roof-top gardens to increase the life of the roof while reducing energy costs. These and many of its other sustainable design strategies place this project on track to achieve a LEED Gold Rating.