Harris Celebrates Grand Opening of LACC Student Union
The grand opening of the Los Angeles City College (LACC) Student Union took place in mid-November with Harris & Associates, other project team members, and LACC administration and students in attendance.
The $30.6 million, 65,000-square-foot building will provide a much-needed gathering area for the LACC campus community. Located in the center of campus, the Student Union building serves as an ideal meeting space and is home to the LACC Foundation, Student Life offices, a computer lab, and associated student organizations. Amenities include a bookstore, a coffee shop, a food court, and dining and meeting spaces.
“Harris is very proud to have been a part of such a significant project for the LACC community,” says Program Director Chris Dunne. “Students and faculty now have a space outside of the classroom to call their own. Harris has a great working relationship with LACC and we hope to continue working with the college on future projects.”
In June 2006, LACC selected Harris & Associates to provide campus-wide project and construction management (CM) services related to the implementation of the college’s $569 million Proposition A/AA/J bond program and their $75 million new Northeast Satellite Campus, a total program of $664 million. Additionally, Harris is currently providing program management, design management, contract administration, procurement, project controls, financial and program reporting services for LACC.
The Student Union is also a part of the Los Angeles City College District’s sustainable building program and is attempting LEED Gold certification. Sustainable features include increased water efficiency, reduced energy consumption, concrete structures, solar panels, and enhanced indoor air quality, among others.
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