MiraCosta College Celebrates Groundbreaking for new Kinesiology Building & Modernized Gym

The groundbreaking ceremony will mark the start of construction for the new Kinesiology Building and Modernized Gym at the Oceanside Campus, located at 1 Barnard Drive on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 9 a.m.
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The 40,415 gross square foot complex will replace the existing gym buildings (5000, 5100, and 5200) and provide a consolidated location for a new gymnasium, athletics instruction spaces, and the Wellness Center. It will also include a new building for MiraCosta’s Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition programs, supporting some of the healthcare industry’s most in-demand fields.

The facility will also include locker rooms, equipment storage, and a multi-purpose studio. The Kinesiology Building and Modernized Gym will be part of the Health and Wellness Academic Hub on campus and is part of a design-build procurement that includes the new Allied Health Building and Parking Lot-5A.

The $43.1 million complex will include several unique design features.

For evening events at the gymnasium, the architectural ‘billboard’ feature becomes more prominent as the lit volume of the gym interior becomes a lantern at the southern gateway to the hub. As a beacon of activity and interest, it becomes a front door element to the eastern end of campus and the landmark for the new Health and Wellness Hub.

Located in the heart of the hub, the new Kinesiology Health and Nutrition (KHAN) Building will be equipped with elliptical, treadmill, and other kinesis equipment. Combined with specialized classrooms outfitted for nutrition studies, the KHAN Building will enable students to study and analyze the effects of physical training and dietary nutrition on the human body.

Within the Wellness Center, large glass door walls allow for indoor/outdoor connections from all the main spaces; the Fitness Center studios also have roll-up operable walls to open to the exterior when weather conditions are favorable and instructional programs can benefit from this flexibility.

The project also includes several features with environmental sustainability in mind:
Extensive use of natural light, which research has shown to improve student wellbeing and productivity
High-efficiency fixtures will be used throughout
Exterior and interior finishes will feature eco-friendly materials
Landscaping will include low-water and native species

HMC Architects and Balfour Beatty Construction serve as the Design/Build team for the project that will be part of the new Oceanside Campus Health and Wellness Academic Hub and will include the new Teresia M. Heyden Hall for Nursing & Allied Health, currently under construction.

Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2023 and is funded through MiraCosta’s capital improvement program using funds from Measure MM.

Visuals/Media Availability:
Construction and excavation equipment
Demolition activities
Ceremonial “scoop” with District and campus leaders and dignitaries
Interviews are available with MCCD Superintendent/President, Dr. Sunita Cooke, MCCD Board President Anna Pedroza, and members of the project design and construction team
Spanish speakers available

Kinesiology Building and Modernized Gym Project Partners
Design/Build Team: Balfour Beatty/HMC Architects
Landscape Architect: Schmidt Design
Civil Engineer: NV5
Structural Engineer: Saiful Bouquet
Electrical Engineer: P2S, Inc.
Inspector of Record: Consulting Inspection Services (CIS)
Program and Construction Manager: Kitchell, in association with Element Consulting and Vic Salazar Communications

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