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.
- 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
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
- Inspector of Record: Consulting Inspection Services
- Program and Construction Manager: Kitchell in association with Element Consulting and Vic Salazaar Communications
- Material Testing: Construction Testing and Engineering, Inc.
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).