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Academic Center · Kentfield Campus

Academic CenterLocated at the corner of College Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, the Academic Center provides the campus with a welcoming front door. The site preparation included significant efforts to preserve and transplant as many healthy trees as possible, with particular emphasis on several large native specimens. The 43,000 square-foot facility features 16 general-purpose classrooms, three computer labs, a 100-seat lecture hall, and faculty and staff offices. Construction costs totaled $23 million. LEED® Gold Certification is pending for the Academic Center.

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News Release September 22, 2015
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Science Math Nursing Building · Kentfield Campus

Science, Math, Nursing BuildingThe 77,000 square-foot, three-story Science, Math, Nursing Building includes state-of-the-art teaching facilities with appropriate laboratory ventilation and improved safety systems. In addition to housing Science, Math, and Nursing programs and the College’s IT Department, a new Central Plant accommodates electrical and mechanical equipment for the campus. Modernization also involved installation of the West Bridge over Corte Madera Creek, improving access to the campus from the south. Construction costs totaled $56 million. The Science, Math, Nursing Building achieved LEED® Gold Certification.

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News Release April 30, 2013

Child Study Center · Kentfield Campus

Child Study CenterThe 6,200 square-foot Child Study Center is located in the Larkspur Annex site on Magnolia Avenue. The single-story custom modular houses two pre-school classrooms, one early childhood education classroom, and facility offices and support areas for the Child Development Center and Early Childhood Education program. The exterior features decks, a play yard, and organic garden. Construction costs totaled $3.4 million. The Child Study Center achieved LEED® Certification.

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Performing Arts Building · Kentfield Campus

Performing Arts BuildingThe former Fine Arts Building was renovated and renamed the Performing Arts Building. The 61,257 square-foot building received upgrades to the theater and lobby, classrooms, offices, and music studios. New dance studios and an art gallery/lecture hall were also part of the modernization. Roofs and walls have been repaired and outdated equipment was replaced. Technology and accessibility was updated and efficient air circulation systems were installed. Construction costs totaled $13.3 million. The Performing Arts Building Achieved LEED® Gold Certification.

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Fine Arts Building · Kentfield Campus

Fine Arts BuildingThe three-story, 22,500 square-foot Fine Arts Building features large windows that allow for natural daylighting. Taking advantage of its narrow width, the structure operates on natural ventilation during the temperate season, improving indoor air quality. Native, drought-tolerant landscaping was planted around the building, on the green roof, and in the new Arts Plaza connecting the Fine Arts Building and Performing Arts Building. Construction costs totaled $14.8 million. The Fine Arts Building achieved LEED® Gold Certification.

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News Release July 5, 2013

Diamond Physical Education Center · Kentfield Campus

Diamond Physical Education ComplexThe 44,000 square-foot Physical Education Center underwent a complete facility upgrade that included the pool area, locker rooms, team rooms, and indoor and outdoor classrooms. A new gym floor and scoreboard were installed. Natural lighting, efficient heating and air circulation systems, solar panels for heating the pool and energy-producing photovoltaic umbrellas (carports) in the parking lot, are just some of the innovative design ideas incorporated into the project. Construction costs totaled $12.7 million. Named in honor of former COM President Irwin “Red” Diamond, the center achieved LEED® Gold Certification.

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News Release April 19, 2010

PE Track Renovation Project · Kentfield Campus

PE Track Renovation ProjectThe track replacement project entailed the complete removal of the existing track and the installation of a new all-weather 400 meter eight lane vulcanized rubber track surface. The new track is built to the NCAA Track and Field Facility Guidelines. A continuous strip drain around the entire track was installed plus replacement of the two creek outfalls. New field events added include long/triple jumps, high jump, javelin, and shot put/discus. New track equipment provided including high jump pit, pole vault and pit, timing system, and hurdles.

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Transportation Technology Complex · Indian Valley Campus

Transportation Tech ComplexOriginally built in the 1970s, the 16,750 square-foot Transportation Technology Complex, underwent a transformation that included a newly constructed steel-framed link building (with an exterior terrace and ramp) between the existing auto technology and collision repair buildings. Interiors were completely refurbished; including new state-of-the-art equipment, data, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing. Construction costs totaled $8 million. The Transportation Technology Complex achieved LEED® Silver Certification.

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News Release May 6, 2010

Main Building Complex · Indian Valley Campus

IVC Main Building ComplexThe 36,264 square-foot Main Building includes a two-story general purpose building and surrounding landscape beautification. Featuring a spacious entryway and areas for outdoor seating, the building is filled with abundant natural lighting and is wholly supported by a geothermal field for efficient heating and air circulation systems. The building houses a variety of workforce development programs in dental assisting, court reporting, and multimedia studies, among others. Construction costs totaled $15 million. The Main Building achieved LEED® Gold Certification.

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News Release December 1, 2011

Infrastructure Projects

IVC Creek at completionA number of critical infrastructure projects have taken place across both the Kentfield and Indian Valley Campuses. The addition of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) on both campuses is of particular significance. GHPs are a ground-source pumping system that takes advantage of the stable temperatures underground to heat buildings in winter and keep them cool in summer. Instead of creating heat by burning fuel, GHPs move heat from one place to another, making them a cost-effective renewable energy source. At the Indian Valley Campus, the scope of work also included installation of site utilities such as a new gas main and 12kv service, as well as extensive storm drain repairs, campus-wide landscape fire mitigation, and erosion mitigation at Ignacio Creek. The latter, large-scale project was completed in fall 2008 and included creek bank stabilization and installation of erosion control blankets on bank-graded areas with new native riparian species plantings.

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Facilities Modernization web page
Technical Contact: Maridel Barr, (415) 485-9518
Content Responsible:
Laura McCarty, Director of Modernization, (415) 485-9343