Chabot College

The project is composed of two buildings which are connected at the second floor. Both buildings are two-story totaling 55,000 sf. Construction is a combination of tilt up panels, structural steel, light gauge metal framing and concrete cladding panels.

The Community and Student Services Center is a LEED gold project pursuing LEED Platinum. This facility houses the General Office, Financial Aid Office, Community Conference Center, Computer Classrooms, Break-Out Rooms and Open Student Areas complete with audio-visual systems.

All materials were obtained regionally (within 500 miles). Bio-swales were constructed for water conservation and pollution control and efficient water saving products installed. Energy saving design included natural ventilation and lighting systems. A weather station contributes to this “smart building” by sending messages to the EMS system for it to adjust accordingly. The entire building uses SageGlass, a new product that allows the tint of the glass to be controlled automatically to changing sunlight and heat conditions.

The unique geometry of this structure was a challenge because the radius buildings intersect and tilt up panels had to be blended with the use of concrete cladding panels and structural steel for the seamless design.


Hayward, CA


Chabot-Las Positas Community College District


TBP Architecture


Western Council of Construction Consumers – Distinguished Project Award