SWCC Allied Health Sciences Building
LOCATION:Southwestern Communit College Higher Education Center, National City, CA
Client:Southwestern Community College District
Size and Cost:35,000 SF; $21 M
Timeline:2011- November 2017
Principals:Steve Johnson, Jim Favaro
Project Architect:Steve Johnson
Associate Principal:Brian Davis
Design Associates:Ashle Fauvre, Ryan Ekstrom
The new 22,500 SF facility will house science labs and classrooms for the center's allied health programs. It consists of a two-story building linked to the existing main building with a quadrangle, community meeting room, and shaded outdoor 2nd floor terrace. The project includes renovations within existing main building for new offices and a new career development center, and in the new building a community serving clinic, faculty and administration offices.
Instructional labs in the sciences included in the new building are chemistry, biology, anthropology, physiology and nursing skills. The project sits on a prominent corner in the heart of downtown National City. The building is faced in marble print porcelain tile. The community room at the ground floor between the new building and existing building is entirely transparent accommodating views from the street into the new quadrangle at the heart of the site.