News - 12/9/2013

MiraCosta College to Break Ground on New Science Building at the San Elijo Campus

Groundbreaking San Elijo Campus Science Bldg.

On Monday, December 16, MiraCosta College broke ground on a new science building to be located on the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. 

“The new science labs will enable MiraCosta College to expand the breadth and number of science courses available to students in the southern portion of our district,” said Carlos Lopez, dean of mathematics and sciences at MiraCosta College. “In the dedicated chemistry lab we will be able to offer the full breadth of our chemistry courses; including organic chemistry, which we could not previously schedule at this site. In addition to chemistry courses, the new labs will also support a host of other physical science labs like oceanography and geology.”
Building 1000 will be located in a vacant area east of classroom Building 600. This Phase 1 of construction will allow for a future Phase 2 to be designed at a later time, not as part of this project’s scope.

The Phase 1 program scope includes the following elements:

One chemistry lab for the teaching of chemistry.
One general lab for the teaching of Introduction to Chemistry and spillover classes for biology and the physical sciences.
One preparation lab to service both teaching labs.
One organic storage room.
One inorganic storage room.
One instrument lab.
One mechanical equipment room serving Phase 1.
One IT room.
Outdoor area(s) for gathering and interaction space.

Building 1000 will be complete and open for classes beginning in fall 2014. 

Photo (L-R): California state assemblyman Rocky Chavez, MiraCosta College Board of Trustees member George McNeil, MiraCosta College mathematics and science dean Carlos Lopez, Encinitas mayor and MiraCosta alumna Teresa Barth, MiraCosta College board president David Broad, MiraCosta College Board of Trustees member Jeanne Shannon and MiraCosta College science student Gilad Moskowitz.

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