Los Medanos College Facilities Master Plan

Client: Contra Costa Community College District
Services Provided: Master Planning, FPPs, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: Pittsburg, CA
Master Plan Completion Date:
2010 Eastside Campus Master Plan Update (Athletic/Student Services)
2007 Facilities Master Plan Update
2003 Facilities Master Plan Update
2001 Facilities Master Plan

Planning Goals: 

The Facilities Master Plan follows the guiding principles that were established during the planning process:

  • Develop the campus to State standards
  • Maximize existing “functional” space
  • Eliminate “non-functional” space
  • Right-size propped new facilities
  • Position the College to maximize potential state funding

Award: 2004 AWARD OF MERIT Community College Facilities Coalition

Throughout the planning process, the project goals served as the foundation for the following major highlights of the Facilities Master Plan as follows.
1. Integrate LMC’s Front Door Aesthetic throughout the Campus:  With the construction on the new Library, Science and Math buildings (Quadrangle Complex) on campus, the college has created a welcoming “front door” to the college. A recommendation of this Master Plan is to carry that new image throughout the entire campus, through the use of new building materials and landscaping.
2. Establish and Energize Student Support Services Facilities:  The Master Plan recommends several new facilities and site improvement projects that will energize the student experience on campus including a new Student Activities Center and a remodeled Student Services Center.
3. Improve and Create Opportunities for Formal and Informal Learning Environments:  Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. The Facilities Master Plan supports this concept through the careful creation of indoor and outdoor space designed to foster shared activity and dialogue and to support communities of learning.
4. Develop Recreational facilities to Welcome the Community:  Los Medanos College has focused on the creation of a P.E./Fitness Complex that will welcome and encourage community participation at the college.