Los Angeles Valley College Community Service Center


Los Angeles Community College District

Project Location

Valley Glen, CA

Project Cost


Lecture Hall

Computer Lab

Multi-Purpose Rooms

Indoor Climbing Wall

The Community Services Center is a $17 million, 29,300 square foot building and is home to the college’s Community Services Department, the Gymnastics Center, and the Monarch Summer Camp. The Center is estimated to meet LEED Silver standards. The Center is a multipurpose facility with a combination of instructional, activity and administrative spaces. The instructional area features a dividable lecture hall and a computer lab. The activity area includes the Gymnastics Center and two large multi-purpose rooms for various dance, martial arts, community wellness, and student activities. In addition, the center features an indoor 30-foot climbing wall. The building also includes administrative space. Some of the sustainable features included in the project include areas to lessen stormwater run-off; the use of drought-resistant California native plants and trees; the use of low-flow bathroom fixtures and irrigation for increased water efficiency; a large overhang roof to reflect and minimize solar heat gain while provide shading on hot days; natural ventilation in gymnastic spaces; and solar reflective glass to minimize solar heat gain within building.