The renovation of the track at the Oceanside Campus will provide for a new soccer and athletics field along with a new 2,100 square foot Field House providing space for team rooms, changing rooms, offices for coaches, equipment storage, and new ADA-compliant restrooms.
The project will also include a two-lane walking and jogging path located around the perimeter of the fields—a feature intended to provide a venue for the Oceanside community to use year-round. The path will help create a small athletics field complex that better leverages the natural ‘bowl’ formed in the topography of that portion of the campus.
The project includes a number of sustainable strategies:
- Clerestory windows in team rooms, changing rooms, and storage areas bring controlled daylight into the interior. Large overhangs above the team room and office protect upper windows from solar heat gain and direct sunlight.
- The Field House will be conditioned by highly efficient split-systems that are controlled by the campuses building management system. With this controllability, the campus can ensure the equipment be used efficiently throughout the year.
- The lighting control system contributes to energy savings and can be monitored and managed remotely. This system is capable of dimming lights and cutting power completely from fixtures in unoccupied spaces, which allows for significant energy savings.
- Storm water runoff is directed to a modular wetland system at the lowest point of the site, which filters pollutants in the water through plant and soil media.
- The proposed landscape is drought tolerant and incorporates native California species. California natives help attract birds and butterflies to help enrich the local ecology.
- 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 David Broad, and members of the project design and construction team
- Spanish speakers available
Athletic Field Renovation Project Partners
- Architect: LPA Design Studios
- General Contractor: Los Angeles Engineering
- Environmental Consultant: Dudek
- Geotechnical Engineering: SMS Geotechnical Solutions
- Special Inspections and Materials Testing: MTGL
- Inspector of Record: Alliance Engineering
- Program and Construction Manager: Kitchell, in association with Element Consulting, Inc., and Vic Salazar Communications
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 21,000 credit students per semester in over 70 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer and workforce readiness certificate programs. The college also serves a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, basic skills, and ESL to a California Community College pilot program offering the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in biomanufacturing. MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).