Cuesta College, North County Campus, Campus Center

Paso Robles, California

  • FIRM

    PMSM Architects

  • CLIENT

    San Luis Obispo County Community College District

  • AREA

    52,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $32,500,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2017

Design team
Alan Kroeker (Principal-in-Charge); Monisha Adnani (Designer/Project Architect); Keith Huot (Designer/Project Manager); Ryan Phelan (Project Support)

The new two-story Campus Center will serve as the social and intellectual heart of the North County Campus. The open-floor design creates a light, vibrant and interactive environment for the staff, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY722COST PER SQ FT$625.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress and community.
Beyond the welcoming lobby of the Campus Center lie the cafeteria, culinary arts program, fine arts classroom, public safety center, assessment center, student life and leadership, veterans center, health center and student bookstore. The main interior stairway leads students, faculty, and guests to the second floor, where they can find additional classrooms, a computer lab, administrative services and the Dean’s offices.
Student activities were strategically placed on both floors of the building to inspire greater interaction and communication among students and staff. The computer lab features a two-story atrium that creates a striking central core element in the building and brings natural light into the space.
The combination of these program elements with the inspiring and functional design promises a dynamic and vibrant center for campus life.