New Construction

Fullerton College Breaks Ground on Two New Buildings

Fullerton College in Fullerton, Calif., recently announced that it has broken ground on two new buildings for its campus, according to a news release. The Maintenance and Operations Building and the Chapman Newell Instructional Building will cover a combined total of 29,713 square feet. The college is partnering with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects for the project’s design and BNBuilders for its construction.

The Maintenance and Operations building will create a centralized home for campus services and feature administrative offices, trade work areas, and essential campus support functions.

The Chapman Newell Instructional Building will also consolidate student support services that are currently spread out across the college campus. These include the Veterans Resource Center, the Umoja Community Program, the Student Wellness Center, the Foster Youth Success Initiative, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, the Chris Lamm/Toni DuBois Memorial Food Bank, and the CalWorks/CARE Programs.

“This endeavor is not merely about constructing buildings; it’s about building the future of the college,” said BNBuilders Project Executive Brian Dague. “We are proud to be part of creating spaces that will empower students at Fullerton College. This project embodies our dedication to shaping communities positively, and we are excited to contribute to the ongoing legacy of Fullerton College.”

Funding for both of the new facilities comes from Measure J, an initiative that voters approved in 2014. Measure J provided $574 million for upgrades to educational facilities across the North Orange County Community College District. Fullerton College was established in 1913 and is the longest continuously operating community college in the state of California, the news release reports.

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