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VVC Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Student Services Center

DLR Group’s design creates a one-stop shop to improve the student services experience for prospective and enrolled students

VICTORVILLE, CA, ― Construction will soon be underway on a new “One Stop” Student Services Center at Victor Valley College in Victorville, California. Students, faculty, community patrons, and members of the design and construction team will gather on June 21 at 9:00 a.m. for a Groundbreaking Ceremony. The Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held in the parking lot in front of the Advanced Technology Building, Building 21.

When it opens in 2019, the 30,372 SF facility which includes a 6,214 SF Canopy Area, will improve the student services experience for both prospective and enrolled students, and will serve as a gateway to the larger campus for visitors and students alike.

“The One Stop” is a welcome addition to VVC’s continuing improvements in promoting student success by streamlining all components of student support services in a very efficient and accessible manner” said VVC student Gabriel Kelvin.

“From the very beginning of this project our aim was to enrich the user experience on campus,” said DLR Group designer Matthew Streed. “Our design facilitates increased efficiencies related to the way students access services and promotes opportunities for better collaboration and cross-pollination between students and staff members.”

As the new front door to campus, the Student Services Center is an iconic building that frames an inviting entry plaza and expresses a clear arrival point for vehicular traffic. Design elements, such as colors and patterns, are inspired by surrounding materials and complement the existing architectural style of the campus. Branded design elements on both the exterior and interior encourage prospective and incoming students to take photos and share via their social networks.

The new building will utilize a “multiple prime delivery method,” which breaks the project up into approximately 19 or more divisions of work. This method eliminates the role of a general contractor and allows the individual scope of work packages to be bid directly to the district. California Construction Management, Inc.(CCM) is both honored and proud to provide our management expertise to this exciting VVC project, according to Joe Webber, Senior Construction Manager. With the support of. (CCM), Victor Valley College is able to maximize opportunities for local subcontractors, suppliers and vendors said Steve Garcia, the director of facilities, construction and contracts for VVC. “We want to ensure maximum participation of local businesses and workers in all phases of our campus projects.”

(source: VVC news release)

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