An aerial view of the new Southwestern College Math and Science Building. Courtesy of the college

Southwestern College in Chula Vista will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to christen its $85.6 million Math and Science Building.

The new facility will serve as a hub for its science, technology, engineering and math-related programs, many of which are among the college’s most popular majors. It also includes dedicated spaces for the college’s recently added fermentation and drone science programs.

The college used funding from 2008’s Proposition R, which allowed the Southwestern Community College District to issue nearly $400 million in bonds to make various improvements and renovations to the college. Roughly 71% of voters approved the initiative.

The contracting firm Rudolph and Sletten built the facility, which was designed by the Marlene Imirzian and Associates architecture firm.

Southwestern College will hold the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The college will also offer guided tours of the facility’s various classrooms and laboratories and demonstrations of features like the building’s 3-D printer.

— City News Service

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.