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City College holds groundbreaking ceremony

San Diego City College has held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Science Building at 16th and B in downtown San Diego, a four-story structure with 98,978 gross square feet.

It will house the astronomy, life sciences and physical sciences programs. The new building will include multiple laboratories, science lecture classrooms, a rooftop observation deck and a planetarium.

The $57.2 million project, funded as part of the San Diego Community College District's $1.555 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program, is on track to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), one of 12 across the district and among a total of 30 LEED certifications.

Harley Ellis Devereaux was the design architect, Rudolph & Sletten the construction manager, with Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects.

Engineering consultants were Stedman & Dyson Structural Engineers and Bureau Veritas N.A. Inc. for civil.

Xnth Technology Design provided fire alarm and security, and Protection Design & Consulting provided fire protection. Campus project manager was Thomas J. Fine, of JE Moore Consulting. Tricia Hendrickson of Gafcon Inc. is the furniture, fixtures and equipment project manager. Gafcon is the Propositions S and N program manager.

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