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Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
De Anza College
Cupertino, California (Silicon Valley)

      Mediterranean climate

  Stevens Creek watershed

zero net energy design Dave Deppen Green Architect Marin
 

Letter-One of the highest regarded environmental

studies centers in North America. This

building is the integration of green design

methods at their best.

 

Approximately 80% reduction in energy use

compared to a comparable college building.

Winner of the first ever Livable Building award

by the nation’s premier organization of building

scientists. LEED Platinum.

 

And – this is a well-loved building.

 

Its sophisticated and welcoming variety of

study, group work and teaching spaces are in

constant, productive use. This is a place where

energy management students and biodiversity

students work together in a positive,

productive atmosphere.

 

When the building opened, the building

committee asked Dave to continue his work

with them and to begin teaching green building

courses here – which he continues to do.

 

CREDITS

CLIENT:   FOOTHILL-DE ANZA Community College District

Kirsch Center Building Committee

Special funders:

Student Government of

De Anza College

Steve and Michele Kirsch Foundation

Dave’s Role:   Lead Designer and

Project Manager for design

Design Architectural firm:

Van der Ryn Architects

Architect of Record: VBN Architects

Energy Consultant:   Don Aitken

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Telecom:

Arup / San Francisco

Structural:   Dasse

COST CONSULTANT:   DAVIS LANGDON

LEED Consultant:   Kathleen Smith

Commissioning: Rumsey Engineers

Public Bid Contractor:   S. J. Amoroso

PHOTO:   CODY ANDRESEN / ARUP

Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies

De Anza College

Cupertino, California (Silicon Valley)

Mediterranean climate

Stevens Creek watershed

zero net energy design Dave Deppen Green Architect Marin

Letter-One of the highest regarded

environmental studies centers in

North America. This building is

the integration of green

design methods at their best.

 

Approximately 80% reduction in energy

use compared to a comparable college

building. Winner of the first ever Livable

Building award by the nation’s premier

organization of building scientists.

LEED Platinum.

 

And – this is a well-loved building.

 

Its sophisticated and welcoming variety

of study, group work and teaching

spaces are inconstant, productive use.

This is a place where energy

management students and biodiversity

students work together in a positive,

productive atmosphere.

 

When the building opened, the building

committee asked Dave to continue his

work with them and to begin teaching

green building courses here – which

he continues to do.

 

CREDITS

CLIENT: FOOTHILL-DE ANZA Community

College District

Kirsch Center Building Committee

Special funders:

Student Government of

De Anza College

Steve and Michele Kirsch Foundation

Dave’s Role: Lead Designer and

Project Manager for design

Design Architectural firm:

Van der Ryn Architects

Architect of Record: VBN Architects

Energy Consultant: Don Aitken

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing,

Telecom:

Arup / San Francisco

Structural: Dasse

COST CONSULTANT: DAVIS LANGDON

LEED Consultant: Kathleen Smith

Commissioning: Rumsey Engineers

Public Bid Contractor: S. J. Amoroso

PHOTO: CODY ANDRESEN / ARUP

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