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Chemistry and Biotechnology Building, MiraCosta CCD
Oceanside, CA
State-of-the-art STEM.
A new, expanded home for learning.
Flexible instruction for tomorrow's students
The HED team was selected by the MiraCosta Community College District (MCCD) to design and construct a new Chemistry and Biotechnology Building on their Oceanside campus. The project, which is a design-build partnership between HED and C.W. Driver, will consist of 24,000 sf of new, state-of-the-art STEM instructional space for 21st century learning, including new chemistry labs and 40-person, flexible classrooms. As MCCD’s Biotechnology program continues to expand as its baccalaureate degree comes online, the new building will provide a new, expanded home for the program.

The intended location for the new building is on the northeast quadrant of the campus. When complete, the Chemistry and Biotechnology’s orientation will create a STEM academic hub. The project is envisioned to push MCCD’s STEM curriculum to the next level through a mix of instructional, work, social and laboratory spaces, activated by integration with the latest technology, to allow for a level of instructional flexibility that will benefit MCCD’s students.
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Project Data
Chemistry and Biotechnology Building 2018-03627-000
MiraCosta Community College District
Oceanside, California
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
24,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$30.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    Designed to LEED Silver
Project Team
  • Jennette La Quire
    AIA, LEED AP ID+C
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Luke English
    AIA, LEED AP, CDT
    Architecture
  • Maria Caneja
    Assoc. AIA
    Design
  • Jennifer Green
    Assoc. AIA
    Design
  • Marilee Lloyd
    AIA
    Associate
    Lab Planning
  • Laura Conti Guglia
    Design
A new, expanded home for learning.
Chemistry and Biotechnology Building, MiraCosta CCD
Oceanside, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
State-of-the-art STEM.