PETALUMA SCIENCE BUILDING
Construction of the 2,560 square foot Chemistry wing and 1,920 square foot Anthropology wing began in May 2019. Both are modular buildings with ample outdoor learning areas for science related studies. Stunning outdoor artwork and lovely landscaping complete this jewel of a learning environment. The project was completed in January 2021.
PETALUMA STUDENT SERVICES PROJECT
This project broke ground in the spring of 2020 and was completed in March 2021. The project provides a new formal entry into the Petaluma Campus, including an attractive and modern new Welcome sign on the Student Services Center and bright red letters naming the campus above the new entry (between the former Student Center and Mike Smith Hall). An outdoor renovation for the new entry area includes raised planters, bicycle parking, outdoor seating and ample room to hold community and campus gatherings. A new addition to Mike Smith Hall provides space for student life activities and programs, and a new dining area constructed within the existing Student Center allows connectivity to the outdoor gathering spaces.
PETALUMA RECORDING STUDIO
This space now provides acoustic isolation treatment for the Recording Studio, which will support students working towards a Digital Media Audio Certificate. The acoustic isolation treatment will better prepare the students for jobs by allowing them to have the real-world experience of recording instruments in isolation, to have the real-world experience of having site lines of communication with the musicians via a window to practice direction techniques, and to create high quality recordings that can be submitted as a portfolio. This project was funded through Measure H and a grant from the California Community Colleges’ Strong Workforce Program.
Petaluma Campus Roof Replacement and Repair
Measure H provided for important roof repairs throughout the District. At the Petaluma campus, roofing repairs took place at John M. Jacobs Hall, Building 600, Buildings 100/200, and at the Clock Tower.
Security Upgrades Project
Thanks to Measure H, enhanced security upgrades are underway at Santa Rosa, Petaluma and the Public Safety Training Center in Windsor. Work includes emergency call towers with 360 degree cameras, the transition from brass keys to key cards, and more. This work at Petaluma was completed in August 2021. (Completion for all security projects districtwide are expected by May 2022.)