Eastfield College Master Plan

Mesquite, Texas

Eastfield College (DCCCD) provides nearly 672,000 square feet of building area on the 240-acre main campus, of which approximately 160 acres are currently undeveloped. The Pleasant Grove satellite offers an additional 42,000 square feet. More than half of the space inventory is approaching, and in some cases exceeding, the useful life of major building systems. Beyond escalating operating costs from outdated MEP systems and inefficient building envelope insulation, teaching space designed a half-century ago do not meet the needs of current teaching or learning styles. The age of campus facilities required master planning for a major campaign of building rehabilitation and replacement.

The master plan identified these major areas of emphasis:

  • Replace or comprehensively renovate aging, inefficient, outdated facilities
  • Improve student services facilities to improve the student experience
  • Expand facilities in areas of greatest demand
  • Create new places for both student and staff collaboration
  • Create a welcoming “front door” to the campus
  • Improve the integration of the “outside the loop” buildings (K, T, W) with the core campus
  • Identify opportunities for beneficial development of underutilized land at the campus perimeter in collaboration with community partners