LosAngelesValleyCollege

Construction Projects

 

 

 

List of Construction Projects
   
  Adapted Physical Education Center
  Allied Health & Sciences Center
  Athletic Training Facility
  Aquatics Center Renovation - Swimming & Diving Pools
 

Art Patio Renovation

  Art Building & Art Gallery Renovation
  Business Journalism Building Renovation
  Behavioral Sciences Building Renovation
  The Belle & Harry Krupnick Media Arts Center (TV Studio)
  Campus Center Renovation
  Campus Center Building Renovation - 1st Floor & Basement
  Campus Center Building Renovation - 2nd Floor Classrooms
  Campus Center Building Renovation - Phase 1
  Campus-wide Restrooms Renovation
  Campus Painting Projects
  Central Plant Upgrades
  Child Development & Family Complex - Child Development Center / Child Development Department & Family Resource Center
  Community Services Center
  Concession Stand & Visitor Restrooms - Phase 1
  Engineering Building Renovation
  Foreign Language Building Renovation
  Fulton Avenue Entryway & Monarch Square Renovation
  Gymnasium Complex Renovation - North Gym & South Gym
  Humanities Building Renovation
  IT Department Renovation
  Life Science Building & Planetarium Renovation
  Library & Academic Resource Center
  Maintenance & Operations / Sheriff's Station
  Marquee on Oxnard Street & Fulton Avenue
  Math Sciences Building Renovation
  Monarch Center (Student Union) & Parking Structure
  Monarch Patio Renovation
  Monarch Stadium / Track & Field Renovation
  Motion Picture Building Renovation
  MTA Extension / Parking Lot A Renovation
  Music Building & Music Recital Hall Renovation
  Performing & Media Arts Center
  Planetarium Building Expansion
  Student Service Complex - Student Services Center & Annex
  Sustainable Mall
  Theater Arts Building Renovation
  Workforce Development Center / Administration Building

 

 

 


 



Foreign Language Building

Completed in 2005


The Foreign Language Building was one of the first projects completed by Proposition A. The major renovations to the building was completed in 2005. The interiors were painted, floors replaced, ceilings and restrooms painted, and new projectors and marker boards have been installed in the classrooms.  The classrooms also have new window coverings.

 

A class room full of chairs

The Foreign Language Building was the first building to be renovated with smart classroom technology.





Art Patio

Completed in 2006

In 2006, the Art Patio located in the Art Building was remodeled to provide a space for students to study and relax, as well as for a space to hold receptions for the adjacent Art Gallery and for special events. The Art Patio was updated with new outdoor furniture, drought-resistant plants, a trellis and a fountain.

 

Students at art patio

Students use the beautiful new Art Patio to study, hang out and relax between classes

 


Monarch Patio

Completed in 2006

In 2006, the Monarch Patio was renovated to provide a gathering place for students as well as an outdoor area for the adjacent Monarch Hall. Sunshades were erected to provide shading for students using tables and chairs in the patio.

 

Students in the Monarch Patio

Students enjoying the new Monarch Patio, located next door to Monarch Hall

 




Marquee on Oxnard Street & Fulton Avenue

Completed in 2006

Los Angeles Valley College installed a new electronic Marquee on the northwest corner of the campus (off Oxnard Street and Fulton Avenue). The marquee displays information to the campus and the community about college events and news.

 

New Marquee

The new electronic marquee announces college events to the community on the corner of Oxnard Street and Fulton Avenue

 

 


Campus Painting Projects

 Completed in 2006

The exteriors of most campus buildings now have an earth-tone color scheme, as Phase I of the painting project. Phase II began in Fall 2005. The campus painting project included the Campus Center, Cafeteria, Main Arcade and overheads and walkways, refurbishing of college letters on the main archway, Planetarium dome, Bungalow 78, and the Stadium restrooms.

Renovations have been completed on Campus Center and Foreign Language buildings. The Campus Center interior has been painted, new marker boards have been installed in classrooms, and the roof deck has been replaced. In the Foreign Language, building, the interior has been painted, floors replaced, ceilings and restrooms painted, and new projectors and marker boards have been installed in the classrooms.

 

Man Painting

Painting the exteriors of most campus buildings is complete

 



 


Maintenance & Operations / Sheriff’s Station
Completed in 2006


The Maintenance & Operations / Sheriff's Station opened to the public in 2006. This project, which was funded by Proposition A & AA, was the first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building built in the Los Angeles Community College District.

The $6.6 million, 28,000-square-foot, one-story facility that house maintenance equipment, shipping and receiving, warehouse offices, and Sheriff's personnel and operations. It consists of three connecting structures that form a compound with an inner courtyard. Valley College employs 75 electricians, plumbers, painters, carpenters, auto mechanics, locksmiths, gardeners, and custodians. In addition, the Sheriff's Station, which operates 24 hours a day, is the base for campus security officers, cadets, and Sheriff's administrative staff.

 

Exterior of M&O Building & Sheriff's Station The Maintenance & Operations/ Sheriff's Station opened in 2006. It is the first LEED-certified, environmentally sustainable building in the LACCD.

Ribbon cutting for M&O building

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new Maintenance & Operations/Sheriff’s Station on April 20, 2006. Pictured (from left to right): Command Chief of the Community College Bureau Ronnie Williams, LAVC President Tyree Wieder, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Darroch "Rocky" Young and LACCD Board of Trustees member Georgia L. Mercer.

Ground breaking for M&O building

LAVC and LACCD officials broke ground on the site of the new Maintenance & Operations/Sheriff’s Station building. It was the first new building constructed on-campus in more than 30 years.

 

 




Campus-wide Restrooms

Completed in 2007

Campus restrooms were renovated in 2007. Restrooms were refurbished with new sinks, fixtures, paint, tiles, and restroom facilities, as well as updated for wheelchair access.

 

Image of inside of restroom

Image of inside of restroom

Renovations of the men's green, gray and dark blue restrooms are complete in the Campus Center and Math/Science buildings.

Image of inside of restroom

Image of inside of restroom

Remodeled women's restrooms in the Math/Science building and Campus Center are burgundy and white.

 



Monarch Stadium / Track & Field
Completed in 2007


LA Valley College has a new state-of-the-art, 10-lane NCAA approved red and gray track and football/soccer field. Phase I of the project, which was completed in 2006, included a new synthetic football and soccer surface, a 1500-seat visitors' bleachers section, and a 4-lane public jogging track. Phase II will include the visitors' restrooms, ticket booth, a visitors' concession stand, and a new track equipment storage facility.

 

Arial picture of Football field

Runner on track

The LAVC Monarch Field is the only 10-lane Mondo Track in southern California.

Picture of Football team on field

The LAVC Football Team runs onto to the new football/soccer field made of synthetic grass.





Concession Stand & Visitor Restrooms - Phase 1
Completed in 2007

In 2007, Valley College opened its new Concession Stand & Visitor Restrooms located on the south side of Monarch Stadium. The area contains a track storage room for athletic equipment, a ticket booth, a concession stand, and restrooms in Monarch Stadium for the visiting team. The area is also home to a recruitment patio, which is used for recruitment of prospective athletes, and special events.

 

New Concession stand

Visiting team fans will be able to use the new Concession Stand and Visitor Restrooms that are located on the south side of Monarch Stadium.

 

 

 



Business Journalism Building

 Completed in 2007


The Business Journalism Building was renovated in 2007. The building was updated with new doors, energy efficient window, new paint and smart software equipment such as remote controlled overhead projectors.





Behavioral Sciences Building

Completed in 2007

 

Renovations to the Behavioral Sciences building were completed in 2007. New energy-efficient windows, new floors, new overhead LCD projectors and marker boards were installed, and the interior, ceilings and restrooms were painted.

 

 




Campus Center Classrooms - 2nd Floor

Completed in 2007

The classrooms located on the 2nd Floor of the Campus Center Building were renovated in 2007. Classrooms were painted, and new overhead LCD projects and new white marker boards were installed.





Engineering Building
Completed in 2008

The Engineering Building was renovated in 2007. The building received new doors, energy efficient window, new paint and remote controlled overhead projectors in classrooms.





Math Sciences Building
Completed in 2008

The Math/Sciences building was renovated in the summer of 2007. The building received new energy-efficient windows and new floors, overhead LCD projectors and marker boards were installed in classrooms, and the interior, ceilings and restrooms were painted.






Music Building & Music Recital Hall

Completed in 2008

Renovations to the Music Building and Recital Hall were done in two phases. In the first phase, which was back in 2007, the Music Building received new paint, new carpet in halls and Band Room, new practice rooms, and code upgrades. The Recital Hall, which hosts a variety of fine and performing art concerts for the community, got new paint, a new stage surface, new acoustical doors, new lobby entry, and a new ticket booth.

The second phase of construction for the Music Building and Music Recital Hall has been completed. The Recital Hall received new lighting, new interior doors and renovated seating. The final renovations to the Music Building include completing plaster and paint in Band Room, new equipment in Piano Room, and new smart classroom equipment.





Art Building & Art Gallery

Completed in 2008

In the summer of 2007, the Art Building completed its first phase of renovations, which included new floors in the halls, new display cases, new paint in rooms, a new tiled entry, a new disabled entry, and new lecture hall seating and flooring.  Also in 2007, the building's Art Gallery, which regularly features art exhibitions, was expanded with new walls, a new black-painted ceiling, new lighting, a new security system, and new sliding glass entry doors that open into the Art Patio.

This summer, the second phase of renovations is underway. The building will get new windows, new flooring to remaining rooms and offices, new lighting, paint to additional areas and doors, and revised seating in the lecture hall.

 

Inside of art gallery

The LAVC Art Gallery showcases a number of public exhibitions every year. In 2008, it exhibited Nazi concentration camps photographs taken by renowned English photographer Michael Kenna.


 


Allied Health & Sciences Center

Completed in 2008


In September 2008, the $46 million state-of-the-art Allied Health & Sciences Center opened to the public. The Center is the second new building funded by Proposition A/AA at Valley College. This new 98,000-square-foot building will house Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, Anthropology, and Health Sciences departments and boasts 131 new rooms, tutorial labs and faculty offices.


The new 3-story teaching lab and classroom facility will have lab and office wings that form a courtyard at the structure's center. Located on the site of former bungalows at the corner of Burbank Blvd. and Fulton Street, the new facility and its plaza will function as an entrance to LAVC as well as a destination point along the pedestrian thoroughfare that runs within the campus.

This LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building designed by CO Architects incorporates energy-saving and sustainable components.  It features energy efficient heating and cooling systems and lighting, rooftop photovoltaic panels for generating electricity, and a storm water retention system in the landscaping. The building also will be flexible enough to accommodate changes in curriculum over the life of the structure. Ashen + Allen's Sarah Dennison is the Principal in Charge and Frances Moore is the Project Architect.

 

Allied Health and Science building

LAVC's new energy-efficient Allied Health and Science Center opened in Fall 2008.
Ribbon Cutting for Allied Health and Science LAVC held a ribbon cutting on November 5, 2008. Pictured (from left to right): LACCD Board of Trustee Member Georgia Mercer, LACCD Board of Trustee Member Mona Field, LAVC President Sue Carleo, LACCD Chancellor Mark Drummond, LAVC Professor Karen Roy, LACCD Board of Trustee President Kelly Candaele, LACCD Board of Trustee Member Nancy Pearlman, LACCD Board of Trustee Member Sylvia Scott-Hayes, and LACCD Board of Trustee Member Angela Reddock.

Signing Last Beam of Allied Health and Science

Last Beam of Allied Health and Science

 

On January 31, 2007, LAVC commemorated the placing of the final piece of steel on the new Allied Health and Sciences Center with a “topping off” ceremony. Pictured on the Left (from left to right): Professor Mary Cox, Professor Donald Gauthier, President Tyree Wieder, LACCD Board of Trustee Member Mona Field, Professor John Milligan, and Professor Karen Roy.

Ground breaking for Allied Health and Science building

The new Allied Health & Sciences Building grounding breaking. Pictured (from left to right): Dean of Academic Affairs Laurie Nalepa, Nursing Department Chair Mary Cox, Professor John Milligan, Professor Karen Roy, and Professor Don Gauthier.

Concept drawing of Allied Health and Science Building

An artist rendering of the new Allied Health & Sciences Center.


For more information regarding the Allied Health & Sciences Center, visit the LACCDBuildsGreen Web site (click on the "Valley" tab).

 


Aquatics Center - Swimming & Diving Pools
Completed in 2008

A new Aquatics Center, which is located to the south of the North Gymnasium, was completed in 2008. As part of the Gymnasium Complex, which is home to North and South Gymnasiums and the Gymnastics Center, it will feature a new Olympic-sized swimming pool with diving boards and platforms, a training (Adapted Physical Education Center / Community Services) pool and a divers jacuzzi.  A new pool equipment building is also house on site.

These pools are regularly used by the LAVC swimming and diving, and water polo teams, for physical education classes, and the community-at-large through our community services classes. The facility has benches and shade structures for spectators.


Swimmers Practicing in Pool The Aquatics Center is used throughout the year by the LAVC Swimming, Diving and Water Polo teams, for physical education classes, and for community services classes.

For more information regarding the Aquatics Center, visit the LACCDBuildsGreen Web site (click on the "Valley" tab).




Humanities Building
Completed in 2009

The renovation of the Humanities Building took place in 2007. The building was updated with new energy efficient window, new doors, and new paint.





Life Science Building & Planetarium
Completed in 2009

The Life Sciences Building and Planetarium were updated in 2009.  The Planetarium will be refurbished with an installation of a new elevator to the observation deck on the roof. In addition, the planetarium received new furniture.

 

Oustide of Planetarium

Planetarium has been renovated to include a new elevator to the observation deck, an upgraded dome and telescope and new furniture.

 



Theater Arts Building

Completed in 2009

The Theater Arts Building was completed in 2008, and is home to the Mainstage, Horseshoe and Shoebox Theaters. This partial renovation to the building includes updating the theatrical lighting, rigging and equipment and a lighting system upgrade.

In addition, the building now has new seats and carpet in Horseshoe, new ticket booth, new entry, new seating on west exterior, completely change Shoebox theater (black box) with new lighting, new floor, new tile in halls, new offices, convert classrooms into smart classrooms.





Campus Center Building - Basement

Completed in 2009

The roof of the Campus Center building was replaced and new solar water heating tubes were being installed.  The classrooms in the basement were updated with new paint and furniture.

 




Fulton Avenue Entryway & Monarch Square
Completed in 2009


In February 2009, Los Angeles Valley College opened its newly renovated main Fulton Avenue entrance and Monarch Square.  The area was updated to create new walkways and roadways for students to access the campus and its facilities.

The Fulton Street entry has new lighting, asphalt concrete paving, walkways, handicap accessible ramps and stairs, a new bus shelter and bus/car drop off area, improved pedestrian lighting and new directional signage.

Monarch Square now has new walkways, lighting, directional signage, and landscaping that will include drought-resistant plants and a drip irrigation system, which is a water-saving method that minimizes water usage by allowing water to drip slowly into soil.

 


 


Adapted Physical Education Center
Completed in 2009


To meet the needs of our disabled students, a new Adapted Physical Education Center (APEC) has been added as a new 5,000 square-foot wing of the North Gymnasium. The facility was opened to students in 2009.

The new 5,000-square-foot gymnasium includes an exercise room that be home to physical education classes for individuals with physical disabilities. It also contains specially adapted aerobic and weight training machines designed to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities, such as wheelchair accessibility. The new center, in conjunction with the adjacent pool complex, allows Valley College to provide a complete training and rehabilitation program for students and the community.


Girl in Adapted Physical Education Center The Adapted Physical Education Center offers individuals with a documented disability to use specialized equipment. This state-of-the-art center has exercise equipment that can be used by individuals in wheelchairs.

For more information regarding the Adapted Physical Education Center, visit the LACCDBuildsGreen Web site(click on the "Valley" tab).




The Belle & Harry Krupnick Media Arts Center (TV Studio)
Completed in 2009

The construction of The Belle & Harry Krupnick Media Arts Center (TV Studio) was completed in 2009. As an addition to the Motion Picture Building, this new facility provides a production/learning studio that is aligned with the new studio at CSUN and with local industry. It houses a new state-of-the-art television production studio where students can gain real-world skills on broadcast and motion picture production.

The building is named after Belle and Harry Krupnick, who donated $500,000 to the Los Angeles Valley College Foundation to help to establish a media arts program endowment.


Picture of Man Filming in TV Studio

The building houses a new state-of-the-art television production studio where students can gain real-world skills on broadcast and motion picture production.
Dedication of the Krupnick Media Arts Center
LAVC and LACCD officals, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and Krupnick family members of Belle and Harry Krupnick celebrated the opening of the new building on December 15, 2009.  Pictured (from left to right): Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles CEO Marvin Schotland, LAVC Media Arts Department Chair Eric Swelstad, Krupnick family member, LAVC Media Arts Faculty Member Aranxta Rodriguez, LACCD Interim Chancellor Dr. Tyree Wieder, LAVC Foundation President Jason Schaff, LAVC Dean of Fine & Performing Arts Dennis Reed, Krupnick family member, Harry and Belle Krupnick (photo), Krupnick family member, Myra Roselinsky of the Krupnick family, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Nancy Pearlman, LAVC President Susan Carleo, LAVC Executive Director of the Foundation Raul Castillo, LAVC Media Arts Faculty Member Jason Beaton, and LAVC Media Arts Faculty Member Richard Holdredge.




Student Service Complex - Student Services Center & Student Services Annex
Completed in 2010

The new 70,000 square-foot Student Services Complex opened in 2010. Housed on the site of the former Physics and Chemistry building, the complex comprises of two adjacent buildings houses a variety of student services.

The following offices are now located in the new complex: Financial Aid, Counseling, Admissions & Records, Career Transfer Center, Business Office, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Personal Development Classroom, Student Outreach & Recruitment, Associated Student Union (ASU), Office of the Vice President of Student Services, Student Assessment Center and Placement Center.

 

Ribbon Cutting for Student Services Dedication A dedication event and open house was held for the Student Services Complex on November 15, 2010. Pictured (from left to right): LAVC Acting Vice President of Student Services Florentino Manzano, LAVC President Dr. Susan Carleo, LACCD Interim Vice Chancellor for Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness, LACCD Board of Trustees President Georgia L. Mercer, LACCD Chancellor Dr. Daniel J. LaVista, LACCD Board of Trustees Second Vice President Nancy Pearlman, LACCD Student Trustee Linda L. Tong, and LAVC ASU Commission of Public Relations Christian Fierro.
Student Services Groundbreaking Ceremony The groundbreaking ceremony was celebrated by LAVC and LACCD officials on April 23, 2009. The building is scheduled to be completed in 2010. Pictured (from left to right): LACCD Board of Trustee President Mona Field, LAVC President Susan Carleo, LACCD Board of Trustee Member Nancy Pearlman, LACCD Chancellor Mark Drummond, LAVC ASU President Josh Wible, and LAVC Vice President of Student Services Yasmin Delahoussaye.
Above View Rendering of Student Services A rendering of theStudent Services Center

For more information regarding the Student Services Complex, visit the LACCDBuildsGreen Web site (click on the "Valley" tab).

 


Child Development & Family Complex - Child Development Center / Child Development Department & Family Resource Center

Completed in 2011


The Child Development & Family Complex is the new home of the Child Development Center, the Child Development department and the Family Resource Center.  The complex, which started construction in 2008, comprises of three separate structures that provide child development courses, developmentally appropriate programs for children of students, faculty, staff, and the community, and special programs and services for the community. 

 

The Child Development Center (CDC) offers developmentally appropriate programs including a Day Preschool Program (kids 3-5 years-old), a Afternoon After-Kindergarden Program (kids who attend kindergarden in the morning),  and an Evening School-Age Program (kindergarden-13 years-old).

 

Adjacent to the CDC, is the Child Development Department (CDD) building, which includes four smart classrooms, faculty office spaces, a department reception area and a conference room that will be shared by the entire complex. These areas will be in addition to the classroom space currently in use in the Math Science Building.


The Family Resource Center (FRC) will be a 2,000-square-foot, one-story, wood framed building featuring a large multi-purpose space with smaller support areas. Its focus is to train the early childhood workforce and to provide community families with programs for young children. The FRC is being built with a $1.5 million donation from the J.H. Synder Corporation, and it will be located adjacent to the new Child Development classrooms and offices and the new Child Development Center.

 

VIPs at CDFC Dedication Kids singing at CDFC Dedication Event
Celebrate the opening of the Child Development & Family Complex on October 14, 2011. Pictured (left to right): LAVC Child Development Center Director Terry Teplin, LAVC President Sue Carleo, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Mona Field, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Scott Svonkin, LAVC Family Resource Center Director Marni Roosevelt, and LAVC Child Development Department Chair Lauren Okayama.  Children from the LAVC Child Development Center sing a song about how much they love their new facility at the dedication event for the Child Development & Family Complex. The complex is home to the Child Development Center, Child Development Department, and the Family Resource Center.
VIPs at the CDFC Groundbreaking
The children of the Child Development Center celebrate as LACCD and LAVC officials broke ground on the new Child Development & Family Complex on August 7, 2008. Pictured (from left to right): LACCD Chancellor Mark Drummond, LAVC President Sue Carleo, LACCD Board of Trustees Vice President Mona Field, and LACCD Board of Trustees Member Nancy Pearlman.

Image of inside of Child & Family Complex

Image of inside of Child & Family Complex

 Artist drawings of the exterior and interiors of the new Child Development & Family Complex. The Complex will house the Child Development Center, Child Development department and the Family Resource Center.


For more information regarding the Child Development & Family Complex, visit the LACCDBuildsGreen Web site (click on the "Valley" tab).



Gymnasium Complex
To be completed in 2012

The Gymnasium Complex, which comprises of the North Gym, South Gym, Aquatics Center, and the Gymnastics Center, has been remodeled to include a new 5000 square-foot addition to the Adapted Physical Education Center and added a new Aquatics Center.  

The North Gymnasium is home to a dance studio, health offices, fitness activity room, offices, main gymnasium, exercise room, and a conference room. It is being updated with a new roof, new paint, new dance floor and lighting in the Dance Studio, and new conference room furniture. The Adapted Physical Education Center, which is a state-of-the-art gym with specialized equipment for individuals with limited physical mobility or ability, has been added to the west side of the North Gymnasium. The new Aquatics Center includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a Community Services/Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) pool, and a warm-up jacuzzi for divers.

Renovations to the South Gym include a new roof, new paint, some new furniture, new equipment and carpet in the Fitness Center, a new workroom and renovations to offices. The building houses the Physical Education department offices, a fitness center, team locker rooms, a training room, main gymnasium, equipment room, a satellite training room, and a buffet/kitchen.

The Gymnastics Center will have the roof repaired, new paint and new gymnastics equipment.

 




Library & Academic Resource Center
Completed in 2012


In 2009, construction began on the new Library and Learning Resource Center. The 93,000-square-foot facility was built on the same site as the college's original library.

 

The new two-story library will be one of the largest in the San Fernando Valley, playing host to more than 130,000 books and subscribing to more than 350 magazines and newspapers. The second floor of the building houses the Academic Resources Center, which is the new home for the Zuckerman Writing Center, Math Lab, Reading Lab, General Tutoring, a Computer Commons, and a Faculty/Staff Resource Center. In addition, it is the new home of the LAVC Historical Museum, which is also be located on the second floor.

 

The Library and Academic Resource Center – which was designed by Pfeiffer Partner Architects – will feature sustainable materials and attributes, such as a heat-reducing roof.

 

Nighttime picture of Library & Academic Resources Center The Library & Academic Resource Center is one of the largest libraries in the San Fernando Valley. It features a state-of-the-art library, classrooms, tutoring labs, computer labs, a faculty/staff resource center, and is home to the LAVC Historical Museum.
Ribbon cutting for Library & Academic Resource Center A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Library & Academic Resource Center on October 15, 2013. Pictured from L to R: LACCD Chancellor Daniel J. LaVista, LAVC Dean of Academic Affairs Sheri Berger, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Scott Svonkin, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Nancy Pearlman, LAVC President Susan Carleo, LACCD Board of Trustees President Steve Veres, and LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian.
Groundbreaking of the Library LAVC and District Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on November 18, 2009. Pictured (from left to right): Dana Lubow of the LAVC Library, Deborah Kaye of the LAVC Professional Development Center, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Kelly G. Candaele, LACCD Board of Trustees President Mona Field, LACCD Board of Trustees Vice President Georgia L. Mercer, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Nancy Pearlman, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Sylvia Scott-Hayes, LACCD Board of Trustees Member Tina Park, LAVC President A. Susan Carleo, Sheri Berger of the LAVC Math Department, Scott Weigand of the LAVC Writing Center, LACCD Interim Chancellor Tyree Wieder, and LAVC ASU Vice President Ian Coyne.
Image of the Library Rendering Artist rendering of the new Library & Academic Resource Center, which will located on the site of the college's former Library building.

 

For more information regarding the Library & Academic Resource Center, visit the LACCDBuildsGreen Web site (click on the "Valley" tab).

 


MTA Extension / Parking Lot A

Completed in 2011


As part of college-wide improvements to our parking lots and walkways, Parking Lot A and the southern portion of College Road South was renovated. The improvements to the area include improving traffic flow in the lot, adding additional parking spaces, creating a new pedestrian walkway to the Metro stop on Fulton Avenue and Burbank Boulevard, installing new parking lot lighting and new blue light emergency phone stations to ensure safety on campus, and erecting a college marquee to identify the campus and provide information on campus events and activities. Parking Lot A and College Road South reopened for public use on August 22, 2011. The project is scheduled for full completion in the Fall of 2012.

Image of Lot A on May 4, 2011
View of Parking Lot A and College Road South as the area is prepared for construction. All the asphalt and vehicular pathways in the area have been removed in the construction site. (May 4, 2011)



Performing & Media Arts Center
Construction starts 2014 (anticipated)

The new Performing and Media Arts Center will be located at the northwestern part of the campus, and will nurture the spirit of creativity and discovery, inspiring the artists, performers and producers within. The Center, which is one of the first projects that is being funded by Measure J, brings together the Media Arts Department and the Performing Arts Department into a single complex—for a more collaborative learning environment.

 

It will feature classrooms, study and rehearsal spaces, a newsroom and radio station, faculty offices, and four separate theaters—a 450-seat Mainstage Theater, a 225-seat Screening Theater, a 150-seat Horseshoe Theater, and an 80-seat Lab Theater. In addition, there will be an Outdoor Amphitheater for outdoor performances and concerts.

 

Rendering of Performing & Media Arts Center Entrance Rendering of the Theater inside the Performing & Media Arts Center
An artist's rendering of the southern entrance of the new Performing & Media Arts Center. This will be the main entrance from the interior part of the campus. Artist rendering of the interior of the 450-seat Mainstage theater in the new Performing & Media Arts Center. It will be one of four theaters housed in the new Center.

 

 


Monarch Center
& Parking Garage
Construction starts 2013

 

The to-be-built Monarch Center (student union) and Parking Garage, which will be located at the "heart" of the campus, will be a new hub of activity for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Monarch Center will be located in the current location of the Cafeteria, and the Parking Garage will be at the location of the current Softball Field. 

 

As a new gathering and meeting place for students, the 352,000-square-foot Monarch Center will bring together student-centered services such as the Cafeteria, Campus Bookstore, Student Health Center, Business Office, and the Associated Student Union (ASU) offices. It will also be home to the new Lion's Den, a dedicated space for students to gather and relax between classes, as well as a coffee bar. One of the highlights of this new building will be a unique "skybox" feature with panoramic views of the campus from the outdoor patio and walkway, with sheltered seating underneath for student gatherings. In addition, the new cafeteria dining area opens up to the covered outdoor patio that can be used as a student event plaza.

 

The new four-level parking garage, which will be built next to the new Monarch Center, will provide the campus with more than 1,000 parking spots at the heart of the campus. It's location at the heart of the campus, will provide easy access for students and visitors to campus events, activities and athletic

 

Vehicles will be able to access to the parking garage from Ethel Avenue as well as Emelita Street. The parking structure will include charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles. 

 

 

Artist rendering of Monarch Center Rendering of Parking Garage
Artist rendering of the new Monarch Center (student union), which will be the new home of the cafeteria, bookstore, business office, and Associated Student Union offices. A 4-story parking garage be located directly adjacent to the Monarch Center. Access to this structure will be available on Ethel Avenue and Emelita Street.

 

 

Community Services Center
Construction starts 2013

 

The 18,000-square-foot Community Services Center (CSC) will be the new home of the LAVC Community Services, Gymnastics Center and Monarch Summer Camp. The building, which the anticipated start of construction will be in 2012, will located on the southeastern corner of Ethel and Hatteras and adjacent to Monarch Stadium and the to-be-constructed Athletic Training Facility.

 

The CSC will be a multipurpose facility with a unique combination of instructional, activity and administrative spaces. The instructional zone will feature a dividable lecture hall designed to accommodate a variety of Community Services programs, and a Computer Lab that will be used as an Athletics Study Hall during the day and an instructional classroom at night. The activity zone that includes the Gymnastics Center and two large multi-purpose rooms for various dance, martial arts, community wellness and student activities. In addition, it will feature an indoor 30-foot climbing wall. The Administrative Zone houses the Community Services Program office suite.

 

Green features include a bio-retention garden for collecting storm water run-off, natural ventilation throughout the CSC building for efficient air conditioning consumption, and natural lighting for efficient energy consumption.

 

Rendering of Community Services Center The building will be home to the Community Services program, Monarch Day Camp and several Physical Education classes.
Rendering of Rock Wall A unique feature in the activity zone of the building will be a 30-foot indoor rock wall.
Rendering of Gymnastics Area A new gymnatics area will also be part of the Community Services Center.