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Mesa College Student Services Center

Mesa Community College, San Diego, California
2013 San Diego Architectural Foundation- Orchid Award 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects - Award of Merit

San Diego is a city of Canyons and Mesas. We considered the building as both ‘Mesa’, a form to be occupied, and ’Canyon’, a space to travel through. The canyon like interior extends at every floor to the existing hillside, while open stairs traverse up the sides of the space like switchback trails, providing a variety of places for students to hang out.