Cañada Breaks Ground on New Science & Technology Building
(Pictured from left to right): Ron Galatolo, SMCCCD Chancellor, Richard Holober, SMCCCD Board of Trustees President, Dave Mandlekern, SMCCCD Board of Trustees Member, Karen Schwarz, SMCCCD Board of Trustees Member, Dr. Jamillah Moore, Cañada College President, Tom Mohr, SMCCCD Board of Trustees Member and Jose Nuñez, Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Planning, Maintenance & Operations. Photo Credit: Lui Photography
Cañada College and District employees, design build partners and community members joined to celebrate the groundbreaking of Cañada’s new Science & Technology Building on March 6. Speakers during the program included Board President Holober, Chancellor Galatolo, President Moore, Classified President Jeanne Stalker and Academic Senate Vice President Diane Tedone-Goldstone. Following the program was the ceremonial groundbreaking and a reception where guests had an opportunity to explore the new building through architect renderings and virtual reality!
The new Science & Technology Building will be a three story, 50,000 square foot structure that will feature modern, flexible classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices for Science education. Supporting the philosophy that learning happens everywhere, the design will feature an indoor/outdoor “learning commons” with an enhanced plaza, creating a functional outdoor gathering space for the campus community. The new building will also be LEED Gold certified and Net Zero Energy-ready to support student academic success and ensure the longevity of the building for many years to come.