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Career Education Complex Programming, San Jose City College
San Jose, CA
San Jose City College, Programming
Planning the future.
Programming for a Career Education Complex considers future needs and growth.
Graceful foresight.
Programming the Career Education programs for San Jose City college meant undertaking a multi-step approach to fully understand existing structures and accurately predict future needs. With collaboration and input by Brailsford & Dunlavey, HED assessed the current state of programs, recorded present and future programmatic needs, and evaluated facilities.

A modular space planning approach was developed to provide students with new opportunities to gather, study, work in teams, engage with faculty, and overall extend their time on campus. As a new social and educational focal point on campus, the Career Education Complex will also reinforce alumni connections and celebrate indoor-outdoor activity.

The “future-proof” plan incorporates the forethought to adapt gracefully to the school’s future needs. The flexible, high-performance Career Education Building will be a catalyst and innovation hub welcoming the broader San Jose and Silicon Valley community to collaborate, share, learn, and innovate with the campus.
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Results
The program emphasizes lab prototypes that utilize a "kit-of-parts" approach for modular, flexible instruction areas.
Gathering spaces of multiple sizes accommodate a range of groups and purposes.
An activated, social ground floor connects to outdoor program areas and adjacent buildings.
Providing a stronger academic campus aesthetic, the programming situates the complex as a hallmark of environmental responsibility through its design and materiality.
Project Data
Career Education Complex Programming 2018-04493-000
San Jose City College
San Jose, California
PROJECT SCOPE
Consulting
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
85,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$1,120.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • Luciana Arim
    LEED Green Assoc.
    Associate
    Sector Leader
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Programming for a Career Education Complex considers future needs and growth.
Career Education Complex Programming, San Jose City College
San Jose, CA
PROJECT DATA
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Planning the future.