Valley College Campus Wide Improvements

Client: LACCD

Scope: Campus Wide Improvements

Size: 150 Acres

Completion: 2012

Project Manager: Lautaro Galvez, AIA


Berliner completed the Campus Master Plan for Los Angeles Valley College, a 105-acre community college located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. The Master Plan was part of Valley Community College's continuing expansion program that includes construction of eight new buildings and renovation of existing buildings and classrooms. The goals of this Aesthetic Master Plan are twofold: First, to understand the character of the existing campus so its positive qualities are recognized and preserved; second, to develop a vocabulary for new building and landscape construction so that each project plays a positive role in creating a revitalized and unified Valley College campus.

Landscape and infrastructure projects are also part of the expansion program. Entries, quadrangles, and parking lots will be renovated and improved. The existing landscape character, which is dominated by lawn and mature trees, will be varied in order to make the landscape more useful and sustainable.


"Berliner Architects produce well thought out solutions that endure. They are considerate of the client's budget and goals to serve the college well."

-Robert Tellez
Construction Project Manager
Los Angeles Valley College


The project has given a fresh look to the campus, with attractive and “liveable” open spaces for students to use and enjoy. Generous seating, lighting, and amenities have been introduced throughout with new landscaping emphasizing drought-tolerant native plants, new shade trees, and accents of flowering color.