MiraCosta College has completed construction and close-out activities for the renovation of Building 500 at the San Elijo Campus. The general classroom building was reconfigured to provide new computer labs, active-learning classrooms, and building-wide upgrades.
Building 500 originally housed six classrooms, faculty offices, and the Language Resource Center. The renovation project provided for the reconfiguration of the spaces to provide two new computer labs, a technology-rich active learning classroom with movable seating and tables, and the modernization of all classrooms.
The $4 million project also provided for a complete re-roofing, updated landscaping, and new hardscape.
“Renovation projects like these may not be major in scope but they are helping us to dramatically redesign outdated buildings and classrooms to meet the increasingly technical demands of our academic and career training programs,” said MiraCosta College Facilities Director Tom Macias.
“Having an updated facility with a strong focus on technology will be especially important as the county shelter-in-place directive is lifted and we’ll be able to welcome back our students and instructors,” Macias added.
The project architect is Little Diversified, which also provided landscape architecture and civil engineering services. Conan Construction served as the general contractor. Other project team members included Alliance Engineering as the inspector of record; PS2 Engineering for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services; KNA Structural Engineers for structural engineering services; and Kitchell for overall program and construction management.
The San Elijo Campus Building 500 project was funded under Measure MM, the $455 million general obligation bond that was approved by voters in 2016.
Detailed information about all of the District’s capital improvement projects is available for public review through the Capital Improvement Dashboard on the MiraCosta College website. The Dashboard provides build-out details, financial performance, and project schedule performance.
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).