New Academic Center, College of Marin, that located in California, United States TLCD Architecture Mark Cavagnero Associates were selected through a competition to design the College of Marin’s New Academic Center at its Kentfield Campus. The 48,000 sq ft building, located in the northeast quadrant of the campus, will include an auditorium with capacity to seat 200, classrooms, computer labs, and faculty/administrative spaces.
The winning design concept aims to engage the community beyond the campus, to enhance and unify the existing campus configuration, and to become an educational resource for integrated sustainable design. Highly visible from many directions, the New Academic Center will serve as an iconic focal point that connects the campus and the community.
The new facility will also perform as a learning tool for sustainability. Exterior sunscreens and interior shades will significantly enhance passive cooling, while natural lighting and ventilation throughout the buildings will reduce or eliminate the need for artificial lighting and mechanical cooling.