Ventura College Learning Center
The 90,237 square foot integrated Learning Resources Center includes a Library, a Learning Center, and an AV/Media and Instructional Materials Development Center. The column and brace structural framework, clad in pre-finished metal, is exposed as an architectural feature. A central circulation core is defined by a three-story metal-clad wall running diagonally through the building. The core’s translucent roof allows daylight to filter into the building’s interior, minimizing the need for electrical light sources. The Learning Center contains 360 networked computer stations surrounded by auxiliary support spaces. Also located on the first floor is a 108-station tutoring/group study area, a series of audio-visual production studios, and a live TV studio. The Library is located on the second floor which has the capacity to house over 116,000 volumes including 205 reader stations and 49 reference stations. The third floor consists of a rooftop penthouse for faculty offices, many featuring ocean views. The offices are served by covered walkways separated from the roofing surface by a raised landscaped planter.
The President of ALMASS, Inc. Mr. Sam Khedraki was the project manager of this educational monument.