Diablo Valley College, Student Activities Remodel, Pleasant Hill, CA
Designed in conjunction with the DVC new College Bookstore, this project has been hailed
by both faculty and administration as a good example of how a collaborative design process
can create better buildings for educational environments.
Approximately 22,000sf, the existing facility was a mish mash of overlapping food services
and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs. Students in the HRM program had to cross over
the college food services program on a daily basis.
The new design separated both entities into their own efficient facilities, providing ample
storage and new cooking lines.
As part of a masterplan approach, existing “eye sore” mechanical units located on the quad
were removed and replaced with energy efficient roof top units. The trash and loading
facilities on the quad were also relocated to a new joint use loading dock facility.
The quad which serves as the heart of the campus was given a new vibrant and inviting look.
Pedestrian safety was improved by the removal of trucks and other vehicular traffic from the quad.
This is a BSA Architects project.