This design-build project consists of a new Student Center and Science Annex Building at Skyline Community College in San Bruno, California. The new two-story, 39,500 square foot Student Center is the centerpiece of the existing campus, and the three-story, 29,000 square foot Science Annex provides new state-of-the art laboratory classrooms to supplement the existing aging facilities. The Student Center includes a bookstore, cyber café, kitchen, food court, dining room, meeting rooms, storage and offices. The Science Annex provides six fully functional classrooms for Biology and Chemistry, as well as Prep Rooms, Storage and Offices. The Student Center and Science Annex are both steel and concrete structures, with steel braced frame lateral systems and concrete basement shearwalls, with an exterior steel metal stud skin system.
To meet the demanding schedule, Crosby Group split the design into two phases. The first phase, early on in the design-build process, included the foundation package, and the second phase comprised of the structural steel building skeleton. Since this educational facility is under the jurisdiction of the strict governing body of the Division of the State Architect (DSA), these phases required separate review and approval through this agency, yet had to ensure coordination between phases. Crosby Group successfully provided complete and coordinated phased designs for review by DSA that allowed the contractor to maintain their tight construction schedule, without being held up in the permitting process. Additionally, phasing of the structural systems also required unique detailing and coordination efforts between the design team and the contractors to ensure components could be successfully and efficiently constructed in phases. The project was successfully completed on schedule, with the facility opening for the 2006 Fall Session.
San Bruno, CA
San Mateo County Community College District