The building is sitting at the bottom of a vegetated hill. The design is imbedded into the hill connecting its roof to its surrounding vegetation. It also preserves existing walking trails. Hikers walk by and around the building. It showcases its vegetated roof and its skylights seemliness blurred into the local greenery. It preserves the existing natural water run-offs and trees. It works symbiotically with nature. The hill becomes the project’s main feature, and the building becomes part of its eco-system. It produces its own energy. Photovoltaic panels cover the entire parking lot area. Its circular design makes its internal circulation highly efficient, and it allows users to easily collaborate with each other. The maintenance and operations building is as much part of the college campus and it is part of its local natural environment. The building’s area is 40,000 sf. It includes office spaces, maintenance shops, a fueling station, and storage containers. Osorio is lead designer on this project while working at Quatro Design Group.
Los Flores Ln, Woodland
Design Completion: 2009
Location: Los Flores Ln, Woodland Hills, CA
My Role: Lead Designer
Additional Credits: Kevin Tyrrell