SOURCE: Environetics

August 12, 2008 09:00 ET

Environetics Selected by Los Angeles Community College District for Districtwide Interior Architectural Design Projects

Three-Year Contract Encompasses Design Management and Planning, Sustainability Strategies, Renovations and New Projects for All Nine Southern California Campuses

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Environetics, a full-service interior architectural design and space-planning firm, announced that it has been awarded a three-year, $1 million contract with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to provide concepts, standards and aesthetic guidelines for interior designs, and to complete projects for all nine LACCD college campuses and the District Headquarters. The agreement extends through 2011.

"Environetics brings the design expertise and insight needed to help LACCD provide an environment that fosters an outstanding and unique educational experience, state-of-the-art facilities, and a wealth of student and community resources," said Larry Eisenberg, Los Angeles Community College District's Executive Director Facilities Planning and Development. "We believe the work Environetics will complete in the next three years will make a significant impact on the quality of education we deliver and the futures of our students."

The initial LACCD projects span all nine campuses and include a showcase of sustainable furnishings that can be used throughout the district, as well as integrated video conferencing centers linking all of the campuses and the District Headquarters. In addition, Environetics is working on projects specific to individual campuses including:

--  The Student Services / Activities Center and the Education Center
    buildings at Los Angeles Southwest College
    
--  The Gymnasium Complex, the Theater building, the Business, Journalism,
    Art, Music, and Life Sciences buildings at Los Angeles Valley College
    
--  The Plant Facilities and Sheriff Station bungalows at Los Angeles
    Mission College
    
--  Interior planning, design and construction projects at the LACCD
    District Headquarters, including the Chancellor's office, board room and
    café
    
--  Participation in the coordination and move management for various
    buildings at Los Angeles City College
    
--  Participation in determining design guidelines for all campuses with
    an emphasis on sustainability and LEED design
    

"We are honored to work with the LACCD to improve the quality of the educational facilities and expand the resources available to students throughout the district, while simultaneously working with Larry Eisenberg to integrate sustainable design features that will reduce costs and improve the learning environment," said Executive Vice President and Director of Design at Environetics, Richard Lehman, C.I.D.

The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the United States and one of the largest in the world. Over the past 77 years LACCD has provided education to more than three million students. The LACCD consists of nine colleges and covers an area of more than 882 square miles. Campuses include Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Southwest College and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington, Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen, and West Los Angeles College in Culver City.

About Environetics

Environetics is a full-service interior architectural design and space-planning firm that specializes in creating unique work environments that improve employee productivity and enhance brand image. Environetics' diverse staff consists of space planners, architects, interior designers, graphic and industrial designers, estimators and CAD drafters, all collaborating to identify client space needs and deliver interior plans for maximum effectiveness, efficiency and design. For more information, contact Environetics at (310) 287-2180 or via the web at www.Environetics.net.

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