Golden West College
Language Arts Complex
Huntington Beach, CA
The new Language Arts Complex (LAC) is a transformative educational facility at the heart of the Golden West College campus in Huntington Beach, CA. This project represents a significant upgrade to the College's Language Arts Department by replacing the outdated Humanities Building with a state-of-the-art 70,000+ square foot complex. This project included the complete demolition of the previous Humanities Building and the neighboring health sciences facility to make way for a new era of academic excellence.
The LAC comprises outdoor theaters, classrooms tailored for collaborative learning, and specialized spaces that foster the six foundational language arts skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visual representation. These areas are complemented by communal tables and group study areas, creating an environment that encourages community and connection.
With a central location near the main entrance, the three-story facility is strategically designed as two wings connected by an internal bridge. The incorporation of eco-friendly design elements such as daylighting, operable windows, and native landscaping not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also steers the LAC towards Zero Net Energy status. Further emphasizing the LAC’s role in student success are features like HyFlex technology-enabled classrooms for flexible learning environments, a student resource center, and offices for faculty and administration.
This groundbreaking project, backed by state funding and Measure M, underscores our commitment to innovation and sustainability in educational infrastructure.
P2S delivered comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology engineering solutions to ensure the success of the LAC project. Our scope of work included collaborating on site work and infrastructure, managing MEPT system coordination, and conducting reviews and updates at various stages from schematic design to construction. Detailed construction documents were crafted and support was provided throughout the bidding and construction phases. The project concluded with a thorough close-out, delivering complete documents for a seamless handover. Emphasizing collaboration, innovation, and sustainability, P2S's efforts were key in exceeding stakeholder expectations and bringing the LAC project to fruition.