Two of the most popular and respected institutions in California have come together in a bid to give architecture and design students an insight into the demands of working in the construction and real estate industry. DeNova Homes and Orange Coast College have come together to give students at one of the nations best respected two-year colleges a glimpse behind the scenes of how a successful real estate development is created under the rules and regulations of the state of California. Learn more:


More than 40 Orange Coast College architecture and design students made their way to one of the most anticipated new developments in California being created in the Costa Mesa region; the Aura development from DeNova Homes consists of 33 homes priced from the low $800,000’s with each including a two car garage and extensive outdoor space. Students from the college were given a tour of the two model homes which have already been constructed to explore how the plans of an architect are brought to life. The trip was not simply a showcase of the two model homes for the Orange Coast College students but also included a behind the scenes look at the construction taking place on the homes making up the remainder of the development. Learn more:


The architecture and design pathway is simply one of many programs on offer at Orange Coast College, an academic institution now held close to the heart of the Costa Mesa community. It is an integral part of the work of Orange Coast College to play a role in community matters and bring educational opportunities to the doorstep of local residents. The recent flowering of the tropical “Corpse Flower” at the college saw visiting hours extended to allow as many people as possible to make their way to the institution and enjoy this rare occurrence.


Orange Coast College has recently undergone a facelift with many new buildings and updates added to the campus originally designed in a minimal style by Richard Neutra. A new planetarium is expected to be completed on the grounds of Orange Coast College to add to the extensive array of educational opportunities on offer to students and local residents.