DSE architecture, inc.:

Sheet A-1.1 – Educational

Partial list of Educational clients:

Saddleback College Mission Viejo, CA

BGS Remediation & Repair

The Saddleback College BGS Building Remediation and Repair project involved working with an environmental consultant, The Bainbridge Group, District and College Representatives, Faculty Advisory Committees and consultants to develop architectural solutions that responded to an environmental mitigation report, classroom needs and scheduling objectives. DSEA directed development meetings and provided thorough communication services documenting all aspects of the development of the project.

The project included the removal of existing materials and systems that were deemed environmental hazards. It also included interior design upgrades to the existing building to give the interior a new look while implementing new durable materials approved by the environmental consultant. An elastomeric coating was specified for the exterior of the building, in addition to all new windows, new landscaping, and drainage features. Several functions inside the building were relocated.

The Village

DSEA provided needs analysis of existing functions to an existing 85,000sf building on campus, and developed architectural solutions for all classroom, office, and support functions. A modular campus was designed with six (6) modular buildings at approximately 30,000sf which were constructed site specific for more permanent usage, and an additional 20,000sf of modular buildings in a campus arrangement for temporary needs. The project also included site utility upgrades to an existing 5.0 acre site to support the modular building campus.

Veterans Memorial

DSEA provided design development and construction document services to the Saddleback College Foundation for a Veterans Memorial on the campus of Saddleback College. The original design was a scaled clay model of which DSEA provided Building Information Modeling (BIM) services and 3D graphic representations of the Artist’s concept. 3D views were created and presented to a Project Advisory Committee and the Artist, and then modified for the specific site. The project was developed to include features that could be funded by contributors as part of a Memorial Donor Program.

Greenhouse and Parking Lot 14

Development of site on the north portion of campus with a modular greenhouse facility and related shade structures, student plots and instructional areas. A parking lot was designed for the adjacent site with difficult grade challenges.

Track & Field Renovations

Remodel to track and field to provide synthetic track surface with additional lane. Development of turf area for field events and master plan for future grandstand improvements.

Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA

Art CenterComplex (designed by Steven Ehrlich Architects)

Construction Project Management services for $12.5 million Art Center Complex. Scope also included project management to implement revisions to respond to user needs, equipment coordination, and DSA coordination.

Arts Pavilion

Quality Assurance Review of $3.5 million Arts Pavilion, which includes a café.

Athletic Stadium and Field Replacement

Remodel and refurbishment of the existing athletic stadium to permit the installation of a synthetic playing surface. The project also includes the installation of an additional synthetic soccer field on the north portion of the campus.

Existing Facilities

Plan preparation of CAD formatted drawings for each of the campus buildings on the Orange Coast College campus.

Allied Health

Remodel to existing Allied Health program to provide a central viewing area for an instructional medical lab. Project included a remodel to the Nursing Lab, Classroom, and Ultrasound Lab.

ADA Upgrade to Various Buildings

Architectural upgrade to bring numerous buildings on the Orange Coast College campus into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

Food & Nutrition Lab

Remodel to lab and classroom for the Food & Nutrition program.

Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA

Student Center Remodel

The Golden West College Student Center Remodel included a cosmetic remodel to a 12,365sf Multi-Purpose Room, including the addition of a Stage, Lounge, and Game Room. The remodel included a new moveable partition wall which would segregate the facility into separate functions, or allow the facility to be opened up into one large room complete with a stage. The stage was designed to provide intimate seating when the partitions were in the closed position and be a fully functioning stage when in the open position.

The project also included a 460sf addition to the existing adjoining Snack Bar, with a Point-of-Sale Cashier Area and upgrades to modernize the cook line, provide a more efficient food delivery system, and modernize the facility to comply with ADA accessibility requirements. This project included full DSA review for a Type I fire-resistive non-sprinklered building, in addition to approval from the regulatory health services with the County of Orange Health Care Agency.

Physical Education Weight Room

Remodel and minor configuration revisions to Weight Room.

ADA Restroom Upgrades

Remodel to public restroom facilities throughout the campus to bring into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

Administration Building

Remodel to existing Administration Building to improve lighting, HVAC, etc.

Snack Bar

Doug Ely while employed by Taylor & Associates Architects was the Project Architect for renovation to the existing facility that was damaged by fire.

Structural/Architectural Concrete Assesment

Coordination with Roessler Design Group to evaluate the integrity of the concrete on numerous buildings on the Golden West College campus that are exhibiting stressed concrete conditions. A detailed program was prepared with a cost estimate submitted to the State of California for funding.

Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA

Coaches Training Facility

DSEA designed the Men’s and Women’s Track Team and Coaches Facility for both Santa Ana College and the Rancho Santiago Community College District. A private benefactor provided the funding to the District for the project. The Facility included Men’s and Women’s locker rooms, toilet and shower rooms, a classroom, and a small meeting room.

DSEA designed the facility using the Building Information Modeling System (BIM), which was a useful tool in demonstrating how the new facility would fit contextually adjacent to a Weight Pavilion, which was not yet constructed, but was in the process of being permitted by DSA with another firm. DSEA provided cost estimating services and estimated the project to be approximately $320,000.00. The benefactor decided to withdraw funding for the project and it is pending another benefactor for construction. The project was coordinated through DSA with full DSA approval obtained.

Cypress School District Cypress, CA

Maintenance, Operations & Transportation Facility

DSEA designed a 10,000sf Office and Maintenance Facility for the Cypress School District Maintenance, Operations & Transportation Department. The project included a 6,600sf Office, Maintenance and Transportation building with a single story masonry structure combined with a modular building which was included within the design at the request of the District to save on overall project construction costs. A separate 3,800sf Modular Bus Barn and Landscape Maintenance building was designed for the rear of the site. The project included developing an existing District owned property at the north end of the Clara King Elementary School site. The property was irregularly shaped, requiring the separation of the two buildings. Space was allocated for proper turning radii for delivery trucks, fire trucks, buses and miscellaneous support features, such as a bus wash area and material storage bins.

This project is currently on hold pending the negotiation of developer agreements between the Cypress School District and a developer for their existing District site. This project was designed utilizing the Building Information Modeling and Management System (BIMM), offering 3-D images of all aspects of the project which was instrumental in the obtaining project approvals.

University of California, Riverside Riverside, CA

Public Safety Building – Police Department

Doug Ely, while employed by Taylor & Associates Architects, was the Project Architect responsible for Project Management and Construction Administration for Public Safety Building.

Pierce Hall Chemistry Hall

Project included the design, Project Management and Construction Administration for an addition to the Pierce Hall building.



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Historic Preservation


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Principal and Staff 411


Request Information


Student Center - Goldenwest College


BGS Remediation - Saddleback College


Veteran Memorial Concept Model - Saddleback College


Orange Coast College Art Center Complex designed by Steven Ehrlich Architects


Cypress School District M.O.T. Facility


Orange Coast College Athletic Field


University of California, Riverside - Police Dept. photo courtesy of Taylor & Asscoaites


University of California, Riverside - Police Dept. photo courtesy of Taylor & Asscoaites


Greenhouse - Saddleback College


Coaches Training Facility - Santa Ana College


Track & Field - Saddleback College


Harry & Grace Steele Children Center - Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Photo courtesy of Taylor & Associates


Harry & Grace Steele Children Center - Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Photo courtesy of Taylor & Associates

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