C.W. Driver Breaks Ground on $50M Language Arts, Social Science Building at Orange County College in California


Slated for delivery in summer 2021, the Language Arts and Social Science Building at Orange Coast College’s Costa Mesa, Calif., campus will feature 107,760 square feet of classroom, computer lab and other educational facility space.

COSTA MESA, CALIF. — C.W. Driver Cos. has broken ground on Orange Coast College’s new $50 million Language Arts and Social Science Building in Costa Mesa. Slated for completion in summer 2021, the three-story, 107,760-square-foot building is part of a larger initiative to modernize the campus and accommodate its expanding enrollment.

The building’s first floor will house classrooms, labs, an English as a Second Language computer lab, facilities for the Speech, Debate and Theater Team and a journalism newsroom. The second floor will feature classrooms and connect to the existing Mathematics Business and Computer Center Building, while the third floor will encompass division and faculty offices. Additionally, the building will include two elevators, a lactation room and gender-neutral restrooms on every floor.

tBP Architecture is serving as architect on the project. The building is being financed through a combination of funding from California Proposition 51 and Measure M, a $698 million general obligation bond provided to construct education facilities for Coast Community College District.

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