Oxnard College Library Learning Resource Center
The new two-story facility brings together previously separated services to provide a student-friendly, one-stop center for learning resources. A central drum serves as a flexible learning hub where digital and printed media are shared and integrated in a collaborative learning environment. Three adjoining wings support specialized department functions. The open floor plan allows staff to easily monitor activity and flexibility for different teaching and learning configurations.
Three diffusing skylights bring natural light deep into the drum and reading mezzanine. Generous perimeter windows on the ground floor, shaded by metal mesh screens, allow views of the campus green.
—Michael Bush, Ed. Vice President, Business Services
Location: Oxnard, California
Owner: Ventura County Community College District
Year in Architecture 2014: Missions Possible
Paul Murdoch Architects receives a 2013 AIA Ventura County Merit Award in Architecture for Oxnard College Library/ Learning Resource Center
2014 Library Journal
2013 AIA Ventura County Chapter Merit Award in Architecture
2011 Savings by Design Grant for Energy Efficiency
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