West Valley Campus, College of the Desert, Palm Springs CA

Palm Springs, CA, 2009-2010, with Terence Williams Architects.  The College of the Desert’s West Valley Campus is a new campus plan for the Liberal Arts department of the College of the Desert on a 115 acre site on the northern edge of Palm Springs.  The plan is based on the idea of a “Box Canyon” – a gradually recessed central arcade – shaded from the elements, and terminating with the Library building.  The sites Western Edge is to be used as a solar energy farm – a massive PV array operated in partnership with a private utility.  The first Phase – building 1 and 2 are currently under construction.

Projects facts

College of the Desert, Palm Springs
115 acre
Project completed with Terence Williams Architects