Golden West College - Math & Science Building

University surfacing with rubber flooring Kayar

The new Math & Science building of the Golden West College opened its doors to students for the fall semester of 2019.

Part of the Coast Community College District in Huntington Beach, the university is known for having one of the most beautiful campuses in Southern California.

The Golden West College Mathematics Department promotes a positive and effective learning environment. Students acquire mathematic proficiency, develop their critical thinking and improve their problem-solving skills.

The new Math & Science building, designed by HMC Architects, also hosts the STEM Center, which promotes the study of science, technology, engineering and math.

The classrooms are designed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and social engagement with multi-functional spaces as STEM aims to foster inter-disciplinary learning. Large areas promote group studies, seminars and experimentations. Smaller spaces were also created in the hallways and other areas to host smaller groups for informal discussions, studying and socializing.

Across the building, nearly 10.000 sqm of Kayar and Nd/Uni were installed. Our dark grey Kayar provided a great canvas for the inspiring architecture of the space. Bright areas are highlighted with lime green, blue, red and orange to bring vitality and wayfinding features to the design.


photo credits Lawrence Anderson Photography