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Cuyamaca College Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony


San Diego Patch

02/09/21 - Project Manager Gafcon estimates completion of student services building by mid-2022

Cuyamaca College held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, February 4 for its three-story, 36,374-square-foot student services building. Gafcon, Inc., the San Diego-based international program, project and construction management firm managing construction for the new building on behalf of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, estimates completion by the middle of next year.

The new building modernizes student services operations, and its new location brings it next to other student services offered on campus. The building will include a welcome center as well as financial aid, admissions, cashier, counseling, special programs and CalWorks offices.

The project also includes extensive site work, a sophisticated subterranean storm water system, accessible pathways and collaborative outdoor gathering spaces.

"Our team worked extensively with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's scheduling department to develop an effective, efficient schedule that reflected the budget constraints that the project was under," said Gafcon Project Manager Mark Lawrance.

Sustainability was also a priority. The new student services building will rely on natural ventilation and passive cooling, electric water heating, energy-efficient lighting, drought-tolerant landscaping and a variety of other green building strategies. Read More>

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