Orange Coast College plan to demolish Neutra’s buildings

Orange coast college plan to demolish neutra's buildings
The old math building at Orange Coast College, designed by renowned architect Richard Neutra, is to be torn down under the college’s Vision 2022 expansion plan

Orange Coast College juxtaposes recently constructed state-of-the-art buildings with structures that provide a window into the history of a campus that was transformed from an Army base nearly 70 years ago.

College officials say 1950s-era buildings that are peppered across the Costa Mesa campus — many of them designed by renowned architect Richard Neutra — are no longer able to accommodate the school’s rising population. The campus was originally intended for 1,500 students and now has about 22,000, officials said.

Student demand continues to act as a catalyst for growth — and change — at Orange Coast College as officials charge forward with an expansion plan called Vision 2022.

The plan, which calls for the removal of several Neutra-designed buildings, has drawn criticism from local preservationists who say it fails to pay homage to the campus’ rich history.

In November, the Coast Community College District board of trustees unanimously approved a project that would add a parking structure near the Adams Avenue lot, a modernized planetarium, student housing and a dance facility. […]

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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