New Construction

LACCD Holds Groundbreaking for $40M Student Services Building

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for the new $40-million student services building at Los Angeles Mission College. The event, which was livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook on Thursday, April 15, was the first in-person event for LACCD since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Attendees included members of the LACCD Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, the Los Angeles Mission College community, and other district officials. Featured speakers included LACCD Board President Steven F. Veres, LACCD Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., and Mission College President Monte E. Perez.

The new Student Services & Administration Building will consist of three stories and cover 59,000 square feet. It will house student services like admissions, financial aid, and other administrative offices. The building was designed and placed to serve as a gateway to the campus, both physically and metaphorically. It will follow LEED Gold technology standards and include sustainability efforts like drought-tolerant landscaping, green-roof technology to minimize use of HVAC systems, and 66 kWh of solar panels.

Los Angeles Mission College is one of nine schools included in the LACCD system. The construction is part of the district’s “BuildLACCD” initiative, a $9.6 billion capital improvement plan that has seen more than 700 projects completed to date. The Student Services & Administration Building is also the first project of the initiative to be funded entirely from the $3.3 billion in “Measure CC” bond funds that voters approved in 2016.

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