Public Safety Training Center

The Public Safety Training Center expands on the existing programs for Fire Science, Police Academy, and Emergency Medical Technician.  The new training facility includes 6 vehicle bays for apparatus storage, new classrooms and specialized training rooms, a police scenario training apartment, and a live-burn fire training simulator.

The site is organized such that the existing pedestrian circulation of the campus continues naturally to the new facility while maintaining separation between pedestrians, and vehicles in operation.  The separate safety programs are also located to avoid crossing over each other to facilitate active training.

Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy

The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy (HYSA) is designed for gifted middle and high school students.  It is designed to provide an optimum learning environment for the students while blending with the ASU West Campus exterior building environment. The students experience a broad minded paradigm-shifting education in a unique learning environment.

Key elements of the program include providing an educational setting where students can learn with intellectual peers, build friendships, pursue extra-curricular activities and contribute to the community.

Project Highlights: LEED Gold Certified

  • 39% energy cost savings above ASHRAE 90.1-2007
  • 15% of annual energy consumption is offset by a photovoltaic system
  • 24% reduction of potable water for indoor use
  • 69% reduction of potable water for irrigation
  • 95% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill
  • 10% of construction materials came from recycled content (by cost)
  • 14% of construction materials came from regional sources (by cost)


Photo Credit: Bill Timmerman |  Matt Winquist

Food Service Building

The new Food Service Building at Mt. San Antonio College will provide primary food services for approximately ten years, after which it will continue operation as a satellite food service facility.  The site of the Food Service Building is located in the northwestern portion of the campus’ Primary Instructional Zone, directly adjacent to all the Fine and Performing Arts instructional facilities, future parking garage and gateway plaza.  This location allows for ease of access from the primary campus vehicle drive on the north.

Unique challenges were the small, steeply sloping site and continuous operation of the existing campus cafe during construction.  A line of mature beautiful Tipuana Tipu trees on the south inspired the primary design approach for the building as a continuous terrace under the trees, which provides a parallel path adjacent to the main pedestrian walk and increases the seating area available.  It connects all public spaces and provides flexible, open and easily accessible areas for student eating, gathering and meeting.



Photo Credit: Bill Timmerman