September 10, 2016

New Heart and Hub on the Mesa

By Office of Communications

Mesa Commons, the new heart and hub on the Mesa

San Diego Mesa College has a new center of campus life.


The Mesa Commons, set for an official dedication on September 14, has become the new heart and hub for students at San Diego Mesa College. Adjacent to the new Sunrise Plaza at the east entry to the campus, the 73,000-square-foot facility offers students a place to study, shop, and eat. For students in the Culinary Arts/Culinary Management Program, it provides a state-of-the-art learning facility and laboratory.


On the first floor, retail and food service options include the M-Stop convenience store, the Java Jive coffee café, a two-level cafeteria with multiple menu options, and the expansive new Campus Store. Upstairs, the Culinary Outlook houses the Culinary Arts/Culinary Management Program’s classrooms and laboratory, along with one of the few student-run restaurants on campus. The building is also home to faculty and student lounges, conference rooms, and the college’s printing and mail services and stockroom departments.


Mesa Commons is on track to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The design and construction team comprises Balfour Beatty Construction, SGPA Architecture and Planning, and The Miller Hull Partnership.


Mesa Commons will be the site of the October 7 Taste of Mesa fundraising event, which supports the Culinary Arts/Culinary Management Program. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit or call (619) 388-2285.

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