The expansion of College of the Desert’s Indio Campus includes 10,000 SF of renovations to the existing building. Renovations include the removal of various campus level functions that are to be rehoused in the new building, the enclosure of the breezeway, and the conversion of the newly available spaces into additional instructional and student study spaces. Site improvements involve removal of the temporary modular classroom buildings and resurfacing that portion of the parking lot.
A new three-story instructional building will accommodate growing student demand in the eastern Coachella Valley. The $67.5M, 67,000 GSF expansion will feature classrooms, a café, offices, science labs, a student success services center, open study and collaboration areas, and a pavilion connecting it to the existing campus building.
The College of the Desert and the MAAS team will also construct a $22M Child Development Center on recently acquired property across the street from the Indio campus. The new building will include toddler and preschool classrooms, an outdoor play yard and shade structures, as well as observation and support spaces required for a modern facility.