The close to 20 active construction and design projects—including two state-of-the-art Student Services facilities—underway throughout the MiraCosta Community College District, ensure that state-of-the-art facilities are ready for the future return of students and staff.
“Given our mission to serve students, we felt it was important that our first new facilities were student services projects,” said MiraCosta Facilities Director Tom Macias. “The focus on indoor air quality in these facilities has also been very timely, given the ongoing pandemic.”
All the projects are funded through MiraCosta’s capital improvement program using funds from Measure MM
, a $455 million general obligation bond approved by voters in 2016.
Construction of the $12.6 million Student Services Building
at the Community Learning Center (CLC) will conclude this month. The new 9,910-square foot facility consolidates study areas and socialization spaces, along with staff space, into a single environment and provides an anchor for the new campus quad. The project includes an events terrace, upgrades to the path of travel from Barnes Street to Student Services and the quad, and extensive parking renovations. The project was designed by Lord Architecture, Inc. Align Builders is the general contractor.
The renovation of the CLC’s 100 and 200 buildings began in January 2020. The $13.4 million project provides for the renovation of approximately 38,000 square feet of space in the two buildings, including the previous location of the Student Services programs, Academic Services, the Library, faculty offices, and the Adult Education program. Construction should be completed in early fall 2022. SGPA Architecture & Planning is the architect. Align Builders is the general contractor.
Construction of the $13.9 million Student Services & Administration Building
at the San Elijo Campus is expected to wrap up. The new 10,770 square foot facility replaces the existing, outdated Administration Building and allows for consolidation of key student services into a single, central location. Little Architecture serves as the architect for the project. Barnhart Reese Construction is the general contractor.
The renovation of San Elijo’s Building 100 is also underway. The $5.8 million project will provide for renovation of the Library, tutoring spaces, computer labs, audio/visual and information technology support spaces, offices, and restrooms. PBK Architecture provided the renovation design. Conant Construction will serve as the general contractor. Construction is scheduled to be completed by fall 2021.
Designs are underway for the renovations of the San Elijo 400 and 900 buildings, along with a campus-wide underground utilities upgrade. Construction for all three projects is scheduled to begin by summer 2021, pending design approvals by the Division of the State Architect (DSA).
Several Measure MM projects for the Oceanside Campus are in the design phase. These include the new Allied Health Building and new Gymnasium Building, forming the Health and Wellness Academic Hub, along with the new Student Services Building and new Chemistry and Biotechnology Building.