A new 3,500 sq. ft. expansion and remodel to the existing 4,000 sq. ft. campus bookstore is located in the center of the Santa Monica College campus, adjacent to the campus food court and central student services along the main axis across the campus. This new facility is designed to be the future hub on the campus.
The high ceiling and additional design features provide significant natural lighting and ventilation eliminating the need for air conditioning, heating and other mechanical environmental systems. The building is the only energy efficient and sustainable structure on the entire campus that is without mechanical heating and cooling. The project involved an intricate phasing plan to enable the continuous operation of the bookstore during construction.