Allan Hancock College Academic Success Center
Santa Maria, CA
MESA/STEM center consolidates support services in state-of-the-art building.
Hancock College’s Academic Success Center doubled the space for its growing Math, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program while adding support space for tutoring and academic counseling. The custom building is open and airy, with 10’ ceilings and operable windows bringing natural light and fresh air into a mix of collaborative and individual workspaces—learning lab, interactive study area, library and a decompression lounge with lockers. Sustainable upgrades include Koroseal wall finishes, concrete subfloors and premium carpet tiles that blend with custom casework, solid surface countertops and touchless faucets to add style and durability. The low-maintenance exterior ties into the campus aesthetic with color-matched architectural metal siding, site-applied stucco and 14’6” high parapets.
- Large, dual-glazed operable windows with ADA actuators improve IAQ
- Upgraded cool roof, gas HVAC and tankless water heater save energy
- Robust power infrastructure with 3-phase panel supports high-tech
As one of California’s top community colleges, we wanted a beautiful, progressive building that would support the growth and advancement of our MESA/STEM program. AMS delivered our vision in a state-of-the-art, fully-custom building that’s student-centered and sustainable, providing multifunctional space for services and activities that increase the academic success of students pursuing STEM majors.
Allan Hancock College