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California Baptist University, College of Engineering

Riverside, California

This 100,000-square-foot campus facility is a distinctive synthesis of form and function. Two wings of classroom and administrative space rendered in the campus vernacular bracket a voluminous engineering projects hall that provides flexible space for work, exhibits, and student collaboration. The facility brings together a wide range of engineering programs and creates a vibrant space for exploration across disciplines. The building houses wet labs, dry labs, active learning classrooms, computer labs, and various maker shops to support a hands-on, career-focused pedagogy. The expansive projects hall interconnects interior and exterior work space. An outdoor yard extends from the hall, providing exterior space and a staging area for large projects. An accessible rooftop features a solar-thermal lab, photovoltaic farm, and other open space for experimentation.