October 19, 2017

San Diego Mesa College Kicked Off the Fine Arts Building Project

By Office of Communications

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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 Art Gallery.

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.

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Tags: Proposition S and N, Prop S+N, LEED, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building Project