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December 2, 2015

Joan Galvan, Public Information Officer
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New West Campus Classroom & Office Building


SBCC held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 to officially mark the beginning of construction on the new West Campus Classroom & Office Building.  College trustees and officials, faculty and staff, along with the project’s architectural and project management teams, were on hand for remarks and for the symbolic first shoveling of dirt. 

The building is the last major project funded by Measure V, a $77 million capital improvement bond approved by the voters in June 2008. It will consist of a new classroom and office building located on West Campus next to the Garvin Theatre. The building will be approximately 30,000 square feet, house 23 classrooms and will include a three-story east wing and a two-story west wing connected by a pedestrian bridge and exterior terraces. 

This project is being built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, a green practice building certification program that recognized best-in-class building strategies and practices.

The current estimated completion date is January 2018 and the building, together with other faculty improvements that have recently taken place, will allow the college to remove a total of 32 aging modular classroom structures.


Participants in the groundbreaking ceremony included: (l to r) Marty Blum, Board of Trustees Vice President; Issac Eaves, Associated Student Government President; Julie Hendricks, Senior Director, Facilities, Planning & Campus Development; Lori Gaskin, President; Thierry Cassan, Principal Architect, Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects; Gina DeTolve, Senior Project Manager, Lundgren Management, and Marianne Kugler Board of Trustees President


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