Homebuilding company DeNova Homes recently hosted a group of students studying architecture at Orange Coast College, taking them on a tour of their new construction site. Alan Toffoli, President of DeNova Homes Southern California, addressed the group of about 40 students with a speech about the importance of giving back to the local community while fostering and nurturing future talent. The students were then given an onsite tour, followed by an in-depth look at the company’s latest project, the Aura complex. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/orange-coast-college#/entity

The Aura project consists of 33 residences, all designed to reflect the Orange County locale and overall Pacific Coast character. All of the homes have three or four bedrooms, along with either a loft or study. Floor plans range from 2,143 to 2,4-1 square feet, each with a 2-car garage and private yard. Prices for homes in the Aura complex start in the high $800,000s.

Orange Coast College is the top transfer community college in Orange County, with high transfer rates to the University of California and California State University, as well as other accredited colleges throughout the country. Founded in 1947, the school offers 84 academic fields of study and 51 career and technical programs. Orange Coast is the only public community college in the region to offer a nautical study program. With approximately 24,000 students, the college is the third largest in Orange County. The men’s and women’s sports teams, the Pirates, regularly host fundraisers to support leukemia research.

For more information on Orange Coast College and its students, visit the school’s website (www.orangecoastcollege.edu). If you’re interested in learning more about DeNova Homes and the Aura complex, their website can be accessed here.