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News Contact:
Cathy Summa-Wolfe
, Director
Communications, Community Relations, and Advancement

College of Marin Begins Next Phase of Site Preparation for New Academic Center

June 3, 2013, through August 9, 2013

Kentfield, CA—May 31, 2013—Site preparation for College of Marin's new Academic Center continues next week with the demolition of outdated buildings, including the Administrative Center, Olney Hall, Business and Management Center, and Harlan Center. Demolition will begin on June 3, 2013, and continue through August 9, 2013, on the Kentfield Campus at the corner of College Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Work hours are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The sustainably designed Academic Center will house a variety of disciplines, including English, Business, Computer Information, and ESL among others. The innovative 43,000 square foot building has been designed by the award-winning firms of Mark Cavagnero Associates and TLCD Architecture. The project is being paid for with Measure C funds and the cost of construction is estimated at about $23 million. The total project cost, including planning, architectural and engineering design, insurance, inspection, testing, and field supervision, is estimated at about $32 million. Building completion is scheduled for mid-2015.

Informational Video About the Project

For more information about site preparation for the Academic Center contact:
Jacobs Project Management, 415.884.3139, or
Laura McCarty, Director of Modernization, 415.485.9518

About Measure C
Over 60 percent of Marin County voters approved College of Marin's $249.5 million Measure C bond in the November 2004 election. Details about Measure C are available online at

About the Academic Center
A new academic facility will be erected at the corner of College Avenue and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The use of sustainable building practices is concomitant with submission for LEED® Certification. For more information go to

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