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Construction Updates

 

 

Science Building Biology Lab Renovation

 

Architect Architects & Planners | TBP Architecture

Project Budget: $1,159,000
Funding Source: Redevelopment Agency Fund
Completion Date: July 2017

The current Science Building (Room 103) Hours by Arrangement Biology Lab is being renovated to serve as a Scheduled Lab for the Biological Sciences. The Biology Department updated its curriculum to better align with CSU and IGETC transfer requirements. As a result, all the department eliminated all of the lab based courses that contained "Hours by Arrangement." The current lab was designed to meet the drop-in nature of "Hours by Arrangement" and is not well suited for regular scheduled lab hours. The renovated lab will enable the Biology Department to meet increased demand for Biology courses by adding new sections of the department's curriculum. The project will also create a new student project storage room, a small conference room, and a make-up testing room. Construction will begin in late December/Early January 2017. All construction activity will take place between 10:00pm and 7:00am to prevent disruption of any courses offered in the Science Building.