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Palomar College Campus Tour

May 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join AIA Palomar for a tour of Palomar College’s New Maintenance & Operations Building and Library facility, followed by networking at San Marcos Brewery, courtesy of SeeLess Solutions

Designed for LEED Platinum certification and named Engineering News-Record Magazine’s Best Green Project in Southern California, the project uses a unique passive design system to embrace the Southern California climate, and a narrow footprint helps achieve optimal temperatures throughout the building year-round. Palomar’s campus facilities manager will also provide a tour of the new library project, designed by LPA, one of three buildings that the firm did with a contiguous location.

Continuing Education Credits: 2.5 CE Learning Units, HSW-eligible

Course Description:  In April 2019, Palomar Community College celebrated the grand opening of two new campus facilities. The 28,000 SF M&O Facility, designed by BNIM, has earned a Living Building Petal Certification (equivalent to LEED Platinum status) and has been named a national “Best of the Best” project in Green Design by Engineering News-Record magazine. The second complex, designed by architects LPA, is an 85,000 SF library and learning resource center. The four-story building generously provides natural light to its multiple study areas and delivers dramatic views of the surrounding landscape.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how a photovoltaic canopy system may become integral to a building design
  2. Learn how a natural ventilation system operates through solar chimneys behind a south-facing glazed facade
  3. Learn how a tilt-up wall system may be designed to store thermal energy while it is covered with a terra-cotta plank-finished wall material
  4. Observe how A/E firm master-planned and designed facilities operate and function adjacent to one another, with both exterior and interior priorities/emphasis


Following the tour, we will network at San Marcos Brewing. The first round of drinks is covered, thanks to SeeLess Solutions.

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May 29, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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AIA Palomar
(619) 232-0109


Palomar College
1140 Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069 United States
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