College of the Desert Monterey Avenue Entrance

Palm Desert, CA

New Construction of Monterey Avenue Entrance.

The College of the Desert’s (COD) campus architectural history boasts an exceptionally designed and implemented core campus with newer buildings along the outer edges that define a new era COD is entering. The purpose of the Monterey Avenue entrance design is to create a cohesive campus-wide thread between the eclectic nature of the original campus buildings and the new architectural styles.

The beauty of the natural features of the desert and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains all provide a unique backdrop to the college, which defines the identity and character of the campus. The Monterey Avenue entrance design resembles and enhances these unique features of the College of the Desert campus. The entry design responds sensitively to the climate and character of the surrounding natural and built environment as well as draws from the rich regional, historical, cultural, and natural resources of the area.

The PMSM Team’s scope of work includes landscape and entry design, wayfinding and signage master plan.

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