Orange Coast College Architectural Students Tour Costa Mesa Real Estate Development

The Costa Mesa, California region has been growing with many new developments taking place in the real estate industry as new developments are taking place in the region with new homes constructed by many important companies. DeNova Homes has become one of the major developers of new properties in Southern California with its latest development taking place in the Aura area of Costa Mesa; the company decided to become involved with the nationally recognized architecture program at Orange Coast College in providing 40 students with some hands-on experience in the construction industry.


A range of homes is being constructed at the Aura development by DeNova Homes ranging from 2,143 square feet to 2,401 square feet to be sold with prices starting in the low $800,000’s. The Orange Coast College students were given a guided tour of both the two model homes already constructed at the Aura development and the construction site for the 33 detached homes being constructed on the Costa Mesa coast which gave students an insight into the design and construction process; the 25-year history of DeNova Homes is the perfect partner for the successful architecture program of Orange Coast College which maintains a high-rate of transfer to four-year institutions.


The design and architecture program at Orange Coast College takes advantage of the success achieved in the creation of its own campus from its early beginnings as a disused U.S. Army Air Base. The campus began life as a series of buildings reused after being abandoned by the U.S. Army following the end of hostilities during World War II and underwent extensive alterations under the guidance of esteemed architect, Richard Neutra in the 1950s. Learn more:


Orange Coast College has been seeking new and innovative ways of educating students and has become a pioneer in the use of Online learning options. The main accreditation of Orange Coast College comes through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges which has seen the institution regularly listed in the top 100 schools in the nation for the level of transfers to a four-year institution. Learn more: