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Mr. Danny Espineda Ordiz graduated from Delano High School in 1974 and immediately enrolled in courses at Bakersfield College. He transferred from Bakersfield College to Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo, majored in Architecture, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree.
He graduated from Cal-Poly in 1979 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
In 1993, he established Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc – an architectural firm specializing in public architecture.
His corporation designed and built a plethora of education, community, commercial, religious and medical buildings, structures and memorials. Mr. Ordiz is responsible for the design and functionality of over sixteen education facilities in the Bakersfield College area of responsibility.
This includes the Robert F. Kennedy High School, a joint-use facility built in partnership with Delano Joint Union High School and Kern Community College Districts. This facility is an important part of the current Bakersfield College Delano Campus and services over 800-1000 BC students each year in addition to the high school students.
Mr. Ordiz is an example of how education comes full circle and changes a community. His impact on education through the facilities he designs is extremely noteworthy and makes him one of Bakersfield College’s Centennial Stars.