The College Of Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE) Building, CSULB

Long Beach, California

Size/Construction Cost: 35,000 Square Feet | $32M

MHP Services:                 Structural Design

Project Status:                 Completed 2018

Design Build Team:        ZGF Architects & MATT Construction

The new design-build CCPE Building is a three-story approximate 35,000 square foot steel framed building to be constructed on the lower campus at CSULB. The first floor houses a lobby, catering room, and large assembly area. Classrooms and faculty offices fill the majority of the second and third floors. The project will be a net zero energy design, incorporating solar panels, radiant heating, and other energy-efficient features. The site has high liquefaction, and MHP has designed a structural slab-on-grade spanning to auger-cast deep pile foundations to mitigate seismically-induced settlement. Several systems were evaluated for the lateral force-resisting system, with buckling-restrained braced frames (BRBFs) selected for their combination of low cost and minimal architectural impact.