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Measure E Bond Program

Manzanita Building

Manzanita Interior RenderingProject: Manzanita Building

General Use: General Instruction

Square Feet: 22,791


Architect: Lionakis

Final Cost: $9,139,908.10

Construction Start: March 2014

Opening: August 2015

Project Goal

Reconfigure existing space to better support student services and increase efficiency of administrative functions.


Within the two-level Manzanita Building is the core for all student support, academic services and administrative functions. In fact, the entire population of approximately 4,000 full and part-time students each semester conducts business in this location, including registration, financial aid, and counseling. Nearly a third of the college employees work here. Since its construction in 1969, there have been no additions to the 31,183 sq. ft. structure.

Modernization of the Manzanita will provide a cohesive layout of student services and more efficiently organize program administration, workflow and support. That includes work areas, which will provide office space for conducting confidential business matters, appropriate lighting and HVAC controls, and adequate room for smooth traffic flow.

The college is in the process of reevaluating program locations and will be finalized during the planning phase of the project.

Other areas, which are in need of more efficient space, will be greatly improved. These include counseling and assessment, instructional administration, and other student assistance services (e.g., DSP&S, Health Services, Career/Transfer Center and programs that are offered on an ongoing basis).

The food/snack bar, student-operated café and Culinary & Pastry Arts classroom/labs presently occupy the lower level. Remodeling these areas will allow for more efficient use of space, modernization and growth. Additional restroom facilities will also be built on the lower level.

While maintaining structural integrity, overall modernization of the Manzanita Building will maximize space usage by offering a convenient layout of programs and services in one centralized location.

Project Status Updates

Current Bulletin: 7/9/2015

Previous Bulletin: 6/29/2015

Earlier updates have been archived. Please contact the webmaster for access.

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