Design Awards 2022 – Award of Honor

Kern Community College District

Bakersfield College Campus Center


In designing the Campus Center, “Connection” was the central theme to the design team’s philosophy.  The team sought to establish the improved Campus Center as the hub of student, staff, and community activity.  Hoping to inspire community collaboration the design was driven to encourage connections among the growing college stakeholders.  The 42,400 square feet, 3-story structure houses Student Government, Bookstore, Administration, and Conference Center.

The Campus Center’s service to the students, staff and community will endure for many decades.  Its flexibility will accommodate a variety of educational and community programs and further support the college’s goal of life-long learning. 

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