Currently, De Anza is being invaded by construction workers, demolition tools, and rent-a-fences, and it seems unlikely to be vacated in the near future. Such frenzy throughout the campus naturally disrupts any aesthetic value. Architecturally, the campus neatly captures the '70s and '80s, while simultaneously housing modern projectors and chalkboards in the majority of the classrooms. Modernity-wise, the campus has three redeeming structures. The Visual & Performing Arts Center, majestic and technologically up-to-date, stands out like a sore thumb amidst the surrounding ancient buildings. Situated away from main campus where it can't disrupt architectural unity, the Kirsch Center is a state-of-the-art environmental building, the only one of its kind.
The library is miniscule in comparison to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose (located 15 minutes away from campus), but the De Anza Library prides itself in a few impressive collections, like the second largest collection of public records from the Vietnam War. There are various computer labs at De Anza, both for general and subject-specific use, that include all appropriate and necessary applications to complete assignments. Many students carry personal laptops around, but the majority manages without them due to the ample amount of computers on campus. Unfortunately, outside of the library, cafeteria, Kirsch Center, and math wings, no part of the campus offers Wi-Fi access. Consequently, and to no surprise, the prevailing method of note-taking is still the conventional paper and pen.