RENOVATION & CONSTRUCTION
BACKGROUND SANTA ANA COLLEGE
In 2002, voters overwhelming supported the Softball Complex
passage of Measure E, a $337 million general A dedication ceremony was held on March 25
obligation bond for new construction and to celebrate the college’s new softball field
facility modernization. All facility priorities that was completed in time for the 2008
are identified and prioritized by campus-level season. The complex features spacious
facility committees, composed of faculty, dugouts, storage rooms, bull pens, a lighted
students, staff and administrators. Through the batting cage, and a concession area.
college district’s shared governance structure,
campus priorities are reviewed by the district Fire Alarms
construction committee and formally approved The first phase of the fire alarm replacement
by the Board of Trustees. project will be completed on schedule in May.
Included in this phase were the installation of
Under Proposition 39, all expenditures are the main Notifier alarm panel in the X
reviewed by an independent citizens Bond Building and new fire alarm systems in R, L,
Oversight Committee appointed annually by P, N, D, U, G, F, E, and X Buildings. In the
the Board of Trustees to ensure that bond second phase of the project, new fire alarm
proceeds are expended only for the purposes systems will be installed in Middle College
established in the ballot measure. No bond High School, portable buildings, I, and Z
proceeds can be used for salaries and other Buildings. Additionally, each building’s
operating expenses. Committee members individual fire alarm system will be connected
serve as volunteers for two-year terms and to the main control panel and to a 24/7
may not exceed two consecutive terms. No monitoring and dispatch service. This fully
committee member may be an employee of upgraded fire alarm and a public address
the college district or officials, vendors, system will enable campus security and
contractors, or consultants of the college administration to communicate with students,
district. faculty and staff in classrooms and public
areas across the 65-acre campus. The fire
By law, the committee must include a alarm upgrade is scheduled for competition by
minimum of seven members: a representative December 2009.
from a taxpayers association, a member of the
business community, an active member of a Classroom Building
senior citizen’s organization, an enrolled A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new, two-
student in the college district, a member of the story, 20,000-square-foot building was held on
college district’s foundation or another support March 30. Each classroom holds 45 students
organization, and two members representing and is equipped with up-to-date technology
each college from the community-at-large. and multimedia capabilities. The structure,
designed by Irvine-based LPA, Inc., uses
Bond Oversight Committee meetings are held sustainable elements to create a cost-effective
three times per year. Meetings are open to the and energy efficient building. Constructed
public. Learn more the Bond Oversight with a combination of state and Measure E
Committee, upcoming public meetings and funds, the building includes 16 mediated
current bond projects at www.rsccd.org. classrooms.
Maintenance and Operations Building Exercise Science Locker Room Complex, the
Along with the two-story classroom building, Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training
the M and O building is part of the campus Academy (housing SAC’s public safety
infrastructure project that is anticipated to cost program), and renovations of the Neally
$15 million. Construction began in early 2008 Library, the Fine Arts/Art Gallery Building,
on this structure, located at the corner of Cook Gymnasium, and Dunlap Hall. A new
Washington and College Ave., slated for orchestra pit cover and a backstage upgrade
completion in three to four weeks. The occurred at Phillips Hall. Still on the
structure will provide storage for maintenance renovation list are Hammond Hall, Russell
equipment, supplies, and other items necessary Hall, Auto Shop, Welding, Planetarium, Music
for the maintenance of the 65-acre campus. Building, Technical Building, the Johnson
Center, and Physical Education Building (W).
Child Development Center
Designs for the center were created by Harley SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE
Ellis Devereaux. This facility, to be situated in Softball Field
the south central section of the campus, will go The recently completed Santiago Canyon
out to bid by the end of April. Cost of the College Softball Complex features a state-of-
state-of-the-art 24,100-square-foot center is the-art team room, enclosed and lighted
projected at $9.3 million, including batting cages, storage rooms and a top-of-the-
construction, furnishings, and equipment. line netting system. The facility is also among
the first in Southern California to incorporate
Centennial Education Center artificial field turf.
Plans have been submitted to the DSA for the
construction of a 16-room classroom building.
Approval must be secured from DSA before
Although 15 percent behind schedule, work
any further action can be taken. Renovation of
progresses on the college’s new 60,000-
the existing buildings and the parking lots is
square-foot science building. Currently,
also included in this project. Negotiations are
electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work is
in process with the City of Santa Ana about
moving ahead and the installation of interior
steel partitions and some drywall is underway.
The facility, designed by Irvine-based LPA,
Inc., will include 12 science labs, six
With the remaining $3.1 million of Measure E
classrooms, and a large, tiered lecture hall that
funds available for this project, the design of
will seat approximately 200 students. The
this facility will be undertaken. The district
building is funded by a combination of state
has asked the California Community Colleges
and Measure E funds and completion is
Chancellor’s Office to fund $22.5 million for
expected in fall 2009.
its construction and is considering how to
cover the remaining $22.5 million for the
Maintenance and Operations Building
Construction of an M and O building is behind
schedule and efforts are being made to get the
project back on track. Included in this $8
Working drawings were submitted to the DSA
million project is an adjacent parking lot with
in 2008 with approval expected in 2009.
175 parking spaces.
Before the 1,500-space two-story parking
structure can be built, the existing soccer field
must be relocated.
Plans for the 70,000-square-foot facility have
been submitted to the DSA. The budget for the
project is estimated at $39.1 million and
Since voters approved Measure E in 2002, the
construction is expected to begin in 2010-11.
following Santa Ana College projects have
been completed: the Digital Media Center,
installation of an electronic marquee, the
Plans for this project have been submitted to
the DSA. Construction is expected to begin
sometime in 2009 with completion late 2010.
The project includes an aquatic center.
Since voters approved Measure E in 2002, the
following Santiago Canyon College projects
have been completed: the Library, installation
of an electronic marquee, the Student Services
and Instruction Building, the Orange
Education Center, and the new soccer fields.
In addition, an infrastructure project included
massive site grading, electrical and data
distribution, campus lighting, potable water
systems, and sewage and storm drain systems,
as well as clearing the way for the 2-acre
California-friendly demonstration garden has
been completed. The garden is made possible
through a partnership with Orange County
Coastkeeper, a local non-profit agency, as well
as the Metropolitan Water District.
The installation of Datatel, a comprehensive
technology solution to integrate student
records/admissions, fiscal operations and
human resources is underway. With summer
enrollment, the student records system will
migrate to Datatel. The majority of fiscal and
human resources operations are currently
being managed through the Datatel system.
The implementation of a new Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone system will
begin in April 2009.