State-of-the-Art Computer Lab Design at the Heart of Latest Modernization Project for MiraCosta Community College District's San Elijo Campus
State-of-the-Art Computer Lab Design at the Heart of Latest Modernization Project
for MiraCosta Community College District's San Elijo Campus
Design work has begun for the transformation of a 30-year-old classroom building to include two state-of-the-art computer labs that will fully prepare students to take advantage of and master 21st century technology.
The renovation and modernization of Building 500, which had housed classrooms, faculty offices, and the campus’ language lab, will include the conversion of existing educational spaces to provide two new computer labs, modernizing classrooms, and re-tiling of the roof. The building has stood in its present form since the San Elijo Campus was constructed in 1988.
The $3 million redesign and modernization project is funded by Measure MM, the $455 million bond measure approved by district voters in November 2016.
"This is the third of eight renovation and modernization projects planned at the San Elijo Campus," said Tom Macias, MiraCosta’s Director of Facilities. "We have asked the design team to maximize the existing space to improve functionality and incorporate improved technology to enhance the learning experience."
Little is serving as the project architect. Construction is expected to start in June 2019 and be completed by November 2019.
About Measure MM
Measure MM is a $455 million general obligation (GO) bond approved by voters in 2016 to modernize aging facilities and upgrade instructional technology. Learn more at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/measuremm/index.html.
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 17,000 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).