What: Groundbreaking ceremony celebrating San Diego Mesa College’s new Social and Behavioral Sciences building, the latest facility funded by the San Diego Community College District’s $1.555 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program.
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Where: San Diego Mesa College – 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111
Visuals/Media Availability: Ceremonial groundbreaking with gold and blue shovels; interviews with SDCCD/campus officials can be arranged.
Study in the fields of social and behavioral sciences is poised to reach new levels of distinction with the groundbreaking of the new $40.5 million facility. The new three-story facility will feature 66,000 square feet of “smart” classrooms; Psychology, Anthropology and Geography laboratories; and Communications Studies studios.
The building design includes a series of courtyards that open toward and complement the future Mesa College Quad. Other site design features include on-site storm water management and the use of drought tolerant native landscaping. A multi-use patio will crown the third floor of the structure.
The project is on track to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Propositions S and N Program Manager
Campus Project Manager
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Project Manager
Joseph Wong Design Associates
Burkett & Wong Engineers
Johnson Consulting Engineers
Diane K. Malone, AIA NCARB LEED AP, Gafcon Inc.
Mike Clark, Gafcon Inc.
Laura Faustine, Gafcon Inc.
The $1.555 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program is providing new state-of-the-art instructional and career training facilities, major renovations, public safety and accessibility enhancements and campuswide infrastructure projects at City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges and six Continuing Education campuses throughout San Diego. Learn more at http://public.sdccdprops-n.com.
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