The new 73,000 square foot Mesa Commons project serves as a student hub and gateway to the campus, housing two cafeterias, campus bookstore, convenience store, coffee café, culinary arts management labs and classroom, student-run M Fusion Dining Café, faculty and student lounge spaces, conference rooms, as well as campus stockroom, mail and reprographics services.
Sustainability is a priority for the SDCCD and Mesa Commons is the first building on campus to house a group of cisterns that provide 100% of the site's irrigation needs through reclaimed refrigeration condensate water and collected rain water. An organic roof garden is also a first for the campus. Used by the Culinary Arts Management department and fed by reclaimed refrigeration condensate water housed in a day tank, the garden will provide some of the produce used in the building's student run café. Multiple solar chimneys, radiant floor heating/cooling, and a substantial solar thermal array all make this building stand out for energy efficiency.
The building concept is based on rational zoning of the program, placing all "back-of-house" uses adjacent to the large loading area, and all of the public spaces along the new central campus quad. This move, coupled with an open structural system, results in clear circulation paths for goods and services, and is highly flexible for future change.
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Design-Build Team: Balfour Beatty Construction, SGPA Architecture and Planning, and The Miller Hull Partnership
Civil Engineer: Latitude 33
Electrical Engineer: Stantec
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer: MA Engineers
Structural Engineer: Hope-Amundson
Landscape Architect: McCullough Landscape Architecture
FF&E/Interior Design Consultant: ID Studios
Signage Consultant: Graphic Solutions, Inc.
Food Service Consultant: R.W. Smith and Co.
Bookstore Design Consultant: College Store Design
Solar Thermal Consultant: Adroit Solar
Inspectors: Joe Cochran and Tim Olk
Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
Campus Project Manager: Jim Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
Project Manager: Brian Browning, Gafcon, Inc.
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Christine Conroy, Gafcon, Inc.
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