Mesa College Design Center
Chris Langdon just celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony at Mesa Muir Center of Design at Mesa College in Kearny Mesa. Chris collaborated with Professor Pam Chapman, a notable Professor of Landscape Architecture at Mesa for thirty years, on the development of the exterior of the new campus.
The project features an adaptive reuse of the original Muir Elementary School which is adjacent to Mesa College. The renovation included the adaptation of existing buildings and grounds to accommodate the College of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Building Construction Technology Programs.
The new landscape features low water-use plant species with new efficient irrigation systems integrated with the campus central control system.
A demonstration garden, featuring a variety of low water-use plant species, was designed for the east side of the campus facing Armstrong Street.
There are many outdoor seating and plaza areas for social interaction, meetings, and special events. Three outdoor teaching courtyards on the west side include themed “council rings” inspired by Jens Jensen, a renowned landscape architect from the 1800’s. Themes for the council rings include: ‘Traditional’, ‘Mid-Century’, and ‘Modern.’