MiraCosta College Community Leaders Event and Open House San Elijo Campus


MiraCosta College Community Leaders Event and Open House San Elijo Campus

Local business leaders, elected officials, community members, donors, and others are invited to join MiraCosta College for the Community Leader’s Open House and tour of the San Elijo Campus in Encinitas.

MiraCosta College’s Community Leaders Open House and Tour San Elijo Campus
3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff 92007
Monday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
RSVP by November 3 to foundation@miracosta.edu

The new 10,770 square foot facility replaces the previous outdated Administration Building. It allows for the consolidation of essential student services into a single location, including Admission & Records, Financial Aid, and Counseling.

“We are pleased to provide our students a beautiful, modern, and welcoming facility that offers needed support services,” said Antonio Alarcón, dean of Letters, Humanities, and Communication Studies and San Elijo Campus Site Administrator. “By centralizing these functions into an individual location, we’ve been able to improve our students’ on-campus experience.”

The design involves several exterior covered spaces with seating and areas for students and staff to gather, study, and socialize. The building is organized along a central circulation ‘spine’ that will provide commanding views out to the lagoon and serve as an iconic ‘lighthouse’ for the campus from Manchester Avenue. An art walk is in the building arcade and will feature student murals on interchangeable panels.

The building’s façade includes design elements that complement the look of the nearby bluffs. The project features a native species garden with low water-use plants and shrubs.

Construction of the $13.7 million facility was funded through MiraCosta College’s capital improvement program using funds from Measure MM.

Visuals/Media Availability:
Ceremonial ribbon-cutting with District and campus leaders and dignitaries
Tours of the new facilities
Interviews are available with MiraCosta College Superintendent/President, Dr. Sunita Cooke, MiraCosta College Board President Rick Cassar, and members of the project design and construction team
Spanish speakers available

Student Services & Administration Building Project Partners:
Architect: Little Diversified
General Contractor: Barnhart Reese Construction
Landscape Architect: LandLAB
Environmental Consultant: Dudek
Geotechnical Engineer: SMS Geotechnical Solutions
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Engineer: P2S Engineering
Structural Engineer: KNA Structural Engineers
Material Testing: Construction Testing and Engineering, Inc.
Inspector of Record: Consulting Inspection Services
Program and Construction Manager: Kitchell, in association with Element Consulting and Vic Salazar Communications

Detailed information about all of the District's Capital Improvement projects is available for public review through the Capital Improvement Dashboard at miracosta.edu/measuremm. The Dashboard provides build-out details, financial performance, and project schedule performance.

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