Cerritos College
CIS/Math and Fine Arts Complex

Cerritos, California

Size: 88,000 SF

Construction Cost: Approx. $56.5M

Architect: HPI Architecture

The Computer Information Systems / Math Building and Fine Arts Complex will share a central location on Campus just south west of Falcon Square. The two building project will house classroom, laboratory, and faculty office spaces for the Math and CIS programs in addition to studio, gallery, and auditorium spaces for the Fine Arts department. An interconnecting bridge will tie the buildings together at the second floor. With exterior materials including metal wall panels, curtain wall and banded window glazing, and colored cement plasters the architectural aesthetic enhances the campus core environment.

Consistent with on-site sub-surface soil considerations the buildings are founded on deep caisson foundation systems with interconnecting grade beams. The structural system includes steel framing with concrete filled metal deck at the second floors and mechanical areas. Steel columns, including featured ā€˜Vā€™-columns, and cast-in-place concrete bearing walls support vertical loads. Lateral load resistance is provided by concrete shear walls. Torsional computer modeling and a collaborative process during early design phases allowed perimeter windows and natural lighting opportunities to be maximized.