The goal at the new College of Marin at Indian Valley Maintenance and Operations facility was to maximize efficiency in a minimalist structure.

The 10,200 sqft M&O facility – consisting of a prefabricated steel building placed within a stunning setting – provides the college with a compact hub administrative offices, warehouse space, and equipment storage.

Maintenance & Operations building exterior view College Marin campus architecture design ©brick-inc
Using a prefabricated steel structure and exterior cladding in new and innovative ways, brick was able to help the College of Marin achieve three important goals – Keeping costs down, saving construction time, and saving energy use – All with the added benefit of giving this otherwise utilitarian building a striking, unique architectural character.

In order to preserve the natural setting, brick chose to work in sync with nature by following the natural contours of the landscape. What resulted was a low-profile, minimally-invasive horizontal structure that celebrates the surrounding beauty. Sitting quietly below the tree canopy, as if camouflaged, it allows the campus’s view to remain pristine.

Maintenance & Operations building exterior view College Marin campus architecture design ©brick-inc
Consultant Team: Structural Engineers: IDA Engineers | Landscape: Creo | Lighting: WSP | MEP, LEED: PAE Engineers | Civil: CSW Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group | General Contractor: Nibbi | Millwork: Mission Bell | Interiors: South Bay Construction

The goal at the new College of Marin at Indian Valley Maintenance and Operations facility was to maximize efficiency in a minimalist structure.

The 10,200 sqft M&O facility – consisting of a prefabricated steel building placed within a stunning setting – provides the college with a compact hub of administrative offices, warehouse space, and equipment storage.

Maintenance & Operations building exterior view College Marin campus architecture design ©brick-inc

In order to preserve the natural setting, brick chose to work in sync with nature by following the natural contours of the landscape. What resulted was a low-profile, minimally-invasive horizontal structure that celebrates the surrounding beauty. Sitting quietly below the tree canopy, as if camouflaged, it allows the campus’s view to remain pristine.

Maintenance & Operations building exterior view College Marin campus architecture design ©brick-inc
Consultant Team: Structural Engineers: IDA Engineers | Landscape: Creo | Lighting: WSP | MEP, LEED: PAE Engineers | Civil: CSW Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group | General Contractor: Nibbi | Millwork: Mission Bell | Interiors: South Bay Construction