Logo Design Awards
Return to the Current Gallery
2012 Exhibition
All Entries
Google Map
Display by Awards
Single Family Residential
Mixed Use, Live/Work and/or
Multi-family Residential
Renovation/Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse
Urban Design / Planning
Savings by Design
Institutional / Educational / Civic
Return to List
College of the Desert Donald and Peggy Cravens Student Services Center
(# 42)
Images Description Credits
The project is a “one-stop” Student Services Center for a community college in the desert. Designed to be a gateway building, the interior spaces are filled with natural light that defines clear departmental organization and wayfinding. The exterior glass form on the corner draws visitors to the heart of the campus and at night glows as a metaphorical lantern of knowledge. 

The simple rectangular form is sliced at the corner to create the two-story main entry. Clad in sandstone to recall the colors of the surrounding mountains, the fenestration around the building responds to the solar orientation and the desert climate. The xeriscape landscaping helps to form the exterior plaza space and entry sequence from the public way. With a limited budget and a varied program, the building has resulted in a truly dynamic experience for students.

Entrance at Dusk
Exterior Front
East Exterior
Lobby at Dusk
Second Floor Atrium
Second Floor Balcony
Exterior Detail
South Exterior
Site Plan
Click on thumbnails to open windows with larger images.

 Log in to your
Submittal Work Area
Please use the contact form, if
you encounter any problem
User Name
Forgot your password?