MiraCosta College Celebrates San Elijo Campus Groundbreaking for New Student Services & Administration Building
MiraCosta College’s new Student Services & Administration Building at the San Elijo Campus will replace the existing, outdated Administration Building and serve as a modern and welcoming campus gateway. The new building will also consolidate key student services, including Admissions & Records, Counseling, and Financial Aid, into a central location and enhance the ability of staff to serve the student body.
A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new 10,770 sq. ft. facility will be held on Thursday, October 10, at 3 p.m. at the San Elijo campus, located at 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, CA 92007. Parking will be available in Lot 4.
Designed by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, the new building has been designed to complement the nearby bluffs and lagoon, and provide a new welcoming gateway for the San Elijo Campus. The building will be organized along a central circulation “spine” that will provide commanding views out to the lagoon and will serve as an iconic “lighthouse” for the campus from Manchester Avenue. The design includes several exterior covered spaces with seating and spaces for students and staff to gather, study, and socialize. An art walk will be located in the building arcade featuring student murals on interchangeable panels. The building’s façade will include design elements that complement the look of the nearby bluffs and the project will also include a native species garden with low water-use plants and shrubs.
Construction for the $13,730,978 project, funded through MiraCosta’s capital improvement program using funds from Measure MM, is expected to be completed in October, 2020.
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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).