Student Services Building

Client: MiraCosta Community College District


Higher Education


$9.3 M


10,770 SF


The MiraCosta CLC Student Services building project included an expansion and renovation of the existing parking lot, which involved adding 98 new spaces and 5 electric vehicle charging stations. Designed and constructed to a LEED gold standard, the project also included sustainable design features and landscaping.

The MiraCosta CLC Student Services building is a ground up LEED GOLD construction with sustainable design features including passive sun shading, an abundance of natural light throughout the building via storefronts and skylights, the use of responsibly sourced green building materials, high-efficiency fixtures and drought tolerant landscaping.

Planning Process

As this project took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were some key challenges that required strategic planning and oversight. These included supply chain impacts and manpower shortages. In addition, the team also had to manage flooding that took place as a result of inclement weather. However, despite  these challenges, Align was able to creatively execute the project and maintain a healthy working space between trades—all on schedule and within budget.