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June 10, 2024
HED and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. selected to design new East Los Angeles Community College District Kinesiology, Wellness, and Athletic Complex
We are proud to announce the HED and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. design-build team has been selected to spearhead the design and construction of the new East Los Angeles Community College (ELAC) District Kinesiology, Wellness, and Athletic Complex (KWAC) in Monterey Park, CA. The new, 110,000 square foot KWAC is positioned to be the catalyst for the evolution of the west side of campus, acting as the anchor for a Student Wellness Village that will be counterpart and complementary to the Student Success Village centered around the library. This new complex will offer students a place to develop connections with peers, the larger community and outdoors, increasing student success and academic excellence.

The design approach for this facility draws inspiration from the healing power of nature to fulfill the vision of a model for wellness and health. The project site creates an opportunity for the building to be the prominent face of ELAC as a campus gateway and a destination for those attending sporting events. Located at the intersection of two main vehicular access points along Avenida Cesar Chavez and Bleakwood Avenue, the building will create a bustling campus hub for Kinesiology. "We are not just building a structure on campus," said Brent Miller, Higher Education Business Leader and project Principal in Charge, "but enhancing the overall campus experience by promoting wellness and health. The project’s goals to ‘be a center focused on health and wellness that connects the larger ELAC community to the surrounding neighborhood’ are compelling principles which will create an identity for this collegiate level facility."

HED and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. in partnership with Build LACCD, are excited to continue demonstrating our commitment to delivering impactful facilities that support our community both educationally and economically, through the use of the local workforce in Los Angles. “We are very proud of the partnership, McCarthy and HED have formed with Build LACCD through our work at Pierce College and now here at ELAC. This building will be an important part of ELAC’s future and we are thankful that Build LACCD has trusted our team with their vision for the future of this campus”, said Nate Huntley, Project Director with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

The anticipated completion and occupancy will be in 2029.
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