HGA to Design New West Valley Campus
HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has been awarded the architectural contract for the College of the Desert's new Palm Springs West Valley Campus, which sets new benchmarks for integrating sustainable design and high-performance building technologies into the academic curriculum. HGA is directing master planning, programming, design and sustainability of the multi-phase campus.
"The College of the Desert's vision for a self-sustaining campus is to produce more energy than it consumes," said James Matson, AIA, vice president and director of HGA's Los Angeles office. "The plan emphasizes energy production along with aggressive conservation and energy efficiency, waste recovery and biomimicry in partnership with green industries and educational initiatives. The campus will consider the site's unique ecology and natural resources to create a national model for sustainable research and teaching that supports the local economy and educational needs in western Coachella Valley."