As part of the Glendale Community College District's (GCCD) bond program, Gafcon was selected to provide on-going services to the District, including project and construction management, project controls, estimating, scheduling, constructability review, biddability review, scheduling, and communications and outreach. Measure GC, a $325 million bond measure approved by 73% of Glendale voters in 2016, has enabled the District to upgrade its educational facilities and add buildings, classrooms, and instructional support spaces at the Verdugo, Garfield, and Montrose campuses.
Among the projects Gafcon is managing is the $90M, five-story New Science Building to meet the demand for instruction in the biological and physical sciences, which require specialized, state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory spaces. The 116,000-square-foot facility will feature a 125-seat lecture hall, 31 science laboratories, faculty offices, as well as dedicated learning and instruction space for such fields of study as chemistry, biology, oceanography, geology, and biotech. The new laboratories are designed to adhere to educational chemistry safety standards set forth by the American Chemical Society. The new building will replace insufficiently sized and outdated facilities in the San Gabriel, Arroyo Seco, and Camino Real buildings and help align Glendale Community College's course offerings with the State's focus on STEM and research-based instruction.