The modernization project of Building 500 will begin this month and is expected to be completed in July 2020. The project will provide two new computer labs, new electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems, retiling of the roof, along with the addition of new classroom equipment, new furnishings, and extensive landscape improvements.
"This will be a moderate renovation of Building 500," said Tom Macias, Facilities Director for the district. He added, "Rather than tear down and rebuild, which would qualify as a major renovation, it is cost-effective to convert the existing education spaces into new learning spaces and upgrade the building's infrastructure from top to bottom."
The project architect is Little. Other project partners include Kitchell, providing overall management of the capital improvement program, as well as construction management services; Alliance Engineering, providing project inspection, and MTGL, providing special inspection and material testing.
The project is funded through MiraCosta’s capital improvement program, using funds from Measure MM, the $455 million general obligation bond approved by voters in 2016. Contractors interested in learning more about upcoming capital improvement projects are encouraged to visit the construction opportunities and contractor resources pages on the MiraCosta College website.
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)