San Diego City College on Thursday dedicated a $94.6 million project that brought new buildings for the arts and humanities and business and technology programs to the East Village campus.
The project consists of a 128,000-square-foot, five-story Arts & Humanities building with parking and a student commons, plus a a 62,000-square-foot, three-story Business & Technology building. The two buildings share an open outdoor plaza.
“Thanks to San Diego’s taxpayers, this dual-building project supports an interactive academic environment for students and faculty, and also promotes diverse learning opportunities, socialization, and collaboration through its conjoined open outdoor plaza.” said San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance M. Carroll.
The Arts & Humanities building includes new classrooms, a lecture hall, computer labs, and studio space for drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and graphics courses. There is also a 100-seat theater.
The smaller Business & Technology building includes seven computer labs, classrooms, a lecture hall, and areas for student-run start-up businesses.
Both buildings are designed with numerous energy-saving features, and landscaped so as to blend with the surrounding East Village streets.
The project is part of the $1.6 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program approved by taxpayers for City, Mesa and Miramar colleges and seven continuing education campuses throughout San Diego.
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