The new two-story Business/Computer and Information Science Building fits into the existing campus Master Plan. The program includes Business and Professional Study Classrooms, Computer and Information Science Labs, Independent Learning Computer Labs and faculty offices.

The building responds to an existing hill by being place into the slope to capture views to the main campus quad and to reduce the profile of the building against the surrounding hills. Nestling the building into the slope allows for various exterior spaces. A plaza at the bottom level becomes a transitional space to the grand campus quad, and an upper terrace provides a location for student functions and events that becomes a passage way to the upper campus.

The building design reflects the contextual bold curved shapes of the campus, and using them celebrates the main building entries and its connection to the site. All spaces have natural light limiting it to clerestory windows for the standard computer labs. One elevation of the building is fully faced in slate resembling a section of cut earth.

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  • Completed in 2010
  • Rancho San Diego, CA

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