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C.W. Driver Completes Construction at Mt. San Jacinto College's Menifee Valley Campus
New state-of-the-art complex replaces aging portables to create a more efficient learning environment
Connected by covered walkways, the wood-framed classroom buildings, located on the southern edge of campus known as the Campus Promenade, will serve as a gathering space for students and include classrooms for subjects such as English, anthropology, philosophy, sociology and psychology.
“While building the new facility for the campus, we wanted to deliver an upgraded facility that would encourage diverse and collaborative learning experiences,”
The first floors of the new facility have classrooms, labs, a library area and assembly rooms while the second floors also contain classrooms and labs, as well as faculty offices – each with its own windows. The complex also includes a 56-seat humanities theatre, a political science assembly room and a large lecture hall with tiered seating. Additionally, a complete security system with cameras and modifications to the fire alarm systems were completed.
To encourage student participation and alternative learning styles, the buildings provide a variety of learning spaces in conjunction with standard classrooms, such as wet labs for hands-on applications, language labs with smaller interior rooms for group conversations, and a communications studies center where students can observe social interactions or participate in role-playing. Also featured are four Eno boards, which save lecture notes in electronic form to be posted on the college’s website, further enhancing the learning experience while showcasing advanced educational technologies.
“We are thrilled to provide the Menifee Valley Campus with a new, state-of-the-
The new complex joins a number of completed higher education projects C.W. Driver has built, which include the 75,000-square-
The new social sciences and humanities complex features:
• Three, two-story buildings linked together by covered walkways, totaling 33,885 SF
• 65-seat humanities theatre which can show films
• Political science assembly room
• Large lecture hall with tiered seating
• Language lab classroom with four smaller interior rooms for small group conversations
• Communications studies center, also set up with small interior rooms for student observation or participation in role playing
• Landscaped common area for student gathering
About C.W. Driver:
C.W. Driver, a premier builder serving the Western United States since 1919, specializes in general contracting and construction management services by remaining on the cutting-edge across a broad spectrum of industries, including higher education facilities, K-12, healthcare, biomedical/life sciences, civic/government, entertainment, hospitality and military. C.W. Driver has offices in Los Angeles, Irvine, Ontario, Anaheim, San Diego and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, please visit http://www.cwdriver.com