Today, San Diego Mesa College hosted a start-of-construction event for the future
of Fine Arts Building. The event was attended by nearly100 administrators, staff,
students, faculty, construction partners and others. Guests were invited to sign or
draw a picture on one of two large canvases to symbolize their connection to the new
facility. Once the building is open, the mementos will be put on short-term display
in the building.
The new Fine-Arts building is being constructed within an existing building on campus,
the former I-300 Building. It will be four-stories with 26,500 assignable square feet,
and will be a highly visible and thriving hub for Fine Arts students. The new building
will provide modernized facilities and equipment for programs in drawing, painting,
photography, sculpting and ceramics, and a new space for the highly-acclaimed Mesa
The $1.555 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program provides new state-of-the-art
instructional and career training facilities, major renovations, and campus wide infrastructure
projects at City, Mesa and Miramar colleges and six Continuing Education campuses
throughout San Diego.
The project is designed to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. This building will
have features like light colored roofing material with high reflective values that
are used to reduce heat loads within the building and CO2 sensors and outdoor airflow
monitors that will ensure proper outdoor air circulation for building occupants.
For more information, please visit http://props-n.sdccd.edu/Pages/Home.aspx.
Tags: Proposition S and N, Prop S+N, LEED, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building Project