PROJECTS IN CONSTRUCTION
LINDLEY CENTER FOR STEM EDUCATION
The new 100,000-square-foot STEM building will replace the college’s existing science and math buildings, W.W. Shuhaw Hall and George Bech Hall, with a modern science facility. Groundbreaking for the new 100,000-square-foot STEM building took place in October 2020. The project design was approved by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) in March 2019 and the groundbreaking took place in October 2020. Construction completion is anticipated in Fall 2023.
Baker Hall Life Sciences Lab and Classroom Renovation
The Baker Hall Renovation Project consisted of renovating the Life Sciences laboratory and classroom and included new cabinets, flooring, painting, walk-in freezer, upgrades to the plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems, four exterior rain screens, new exterior wood doors, and new cedar sitting benches. The classroom audio visual upgrades in thirteen classrooms provided new projectors and screens. Students and faculty enjoyed the renovated building and new amenities in January 2023 when classes resumed after winter break.
Bertolini Hall Renovation Project – Student Health Services
Tenant improvements on the third floor of Bertolini Hall allowed SRJC to consolidate Student Health Services’ clinical and psychological services (originally located in Plover and Race Halls) in one convenient location. The third floor renovation included demolition to the reception area and ceilings, the reconfiguration and the addition of two health services offices, installing new carpet, painting and ceiling tiles as well as minor plumbing and mechanical work. Student Health Services moved into its new location in January 2022.
The renovation of the nearly 80-year-old Luther Burbank Auditorium, was the first major capital improvement project of the District’s Measure H bond. The $28,000,000 project was completed in December 2019 and included complete renovation of the interior of the original main auditorium to a new 400-seat auditorium, with improved sight lines and full ADA access. Improvements to back-of-house production spaces include a renovated prop shop and full costume production facility, in addition to two new classrooms. The project includes a new “Studio Theater,” a multi-function flexible space that will be used as a 200-seat teaching classroom, a black box theater, and a movie theater. The exterior shell of the building has been preserved, but the interior spaces are completely modern, allowing the theater faculty more flexibility in the types of programs they offer. The overhead lighting and audio-visual equipment is state-of-the-art and built to match the standards that SRJC students will expect to find when they work in the industry.
The project was designed by the award-winning architecture firm Mark Cavagnero Associates, with theater consulting provided by the Shalleck Group. Local firm TLCD Architecture served as the Executive Architect for the project, with Wright Contracting from Santa Rosa as the General Contractor. Harris and Associates provided construction management services.
BUSSMAN HALL DATA CENTER UPGRADES AND FIBER LOOP UPGRADE
The Santa Rosa Campus Fiber-ring was completed in spring 2021 and completes the 10 Gigabit network upgrade project that began in 2015. The $6 million total project includes a $2 million upgrade of the network core equipment, $2 million in network edge equipment, and $1 million for new Firewalls and UPS equipment. The completed Fiber-ring project will improve both the bandwidth and resiliency of the campus network backbone, has a life expectancy and warranty of 20 years, and will complement the $6 million upgrade of the Santa Rosa Campus Data Network.
BUSSMAN HALL RENOVATION (NEW HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICES)
In 2020, the Human Resources Department moved from the Button building into new offices at Bussman Hall. In order to make space for the new student housing project, which is slated to open in the fall, the Button building was demolished. Thanks to Measure H funds, the relocation and renovation included updated finishes, painting and flooring, and other updated finishes, electrical improvements and new wireless access points.
Doyle Library Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learing
The Maggini Hall computer studies lab was relocated to the second floor of Doyle Library in a newly renovated space that now has 24 new work stations, privacy walls and screens, new chairs and an entry reception desk, and provides better access for students taking advantage of other student services available to them in the library.
Doyle Library First Floor Media Services
With the relocation of the digital filmmaking program to SRJC Petaluma, Media Services' front desk and office space were redesigned to better serve current staffing needs. This renovation also added new spaces designed to provide greater flexibility, and existing classrooms received important upgrades to expand options for active learning, hybrid uses, and seminars.
EMERITUS HALL SECURITY PROJECT
This project kicked off the districtwide security enhancement project. The new electronic door hardware allows District Police to automatically lock entrance to all exterior doors in case of emergency. Interior doors are also equipped with upgraded locking mechanisms to allow manual locking under emergency situations.
Garcia Hall Renovation Project
The Garcia Hall Renovation project retained the historical beauty of the 1936 Heritage building while creating an elegant and modern learning environment that will serve students for many years to come. The project included lead and asbestos abatement, new roofing and the renovation of four large classrooms, two workrooms, two conference rooms, and ten faculty offices and is now home of the Communication Studies Department and the student-led Oak Leaf Multi-media News room. Doors opened to faculty and students in fall 2022.
Jeff Kunde Hall is the first phase in a multi-year development and construction process that will culminate with the building of the new Lindley Center for STEM Education. Jeff Kunde Hall includes permanent math faculty offices, eleven classrooms and four computer labs, which will be occupied temporarily by the displaced math, engineering and applied technology programs, while construction on the permanent science center is underway. Construction of the building started in October 2018 and was completed in August 2019. The buildings include permanent math faculty offices, eleven classrooms and four computer labs. These spaces are temporarily occupied by the displaced math, engineering and applied technology programs while construction on the permanent science center is underway.
Kinesiology, Athletics & Dance (KAD) FACILITIES Renovations, Phase 1 & Phase 2
KAD Phase 1 (football field and track) construction of the renovation of the football field and track started on April 2019. The football field was completed in December of 2019. The track was completed during the summer of 2020. KAD Phase 2 includes a new fieldhouse at the south end of Bailey Field with locker rooms for football, women track and field, and men’s track and field. Coaches’ offices will be constructed on the upper level along with an outdoor roof terrace, and new bleachers with a press box will be provided on the west side of Bailey Field. Phase 2 also will provide new Baseball, Soccer and Softball fields, and a new aquatics center, with a new 50 meter pool, adjacent to Quinn Center. The facility will include spectator seating as well as renovations to Quinn Center which will include new coaches’ offices and upgrades to existing restrooms. Construction began in the summer of 2020.
QUINN CENTRAL PLANT PROJECT
The new Quinn Central Plant replaces the old Cogeneration Plant which burnt down in 2015 with high efficiency heating and cooling to numerous campus buildings and facilities, including , and provides heating and cooling to Bailey Hall, Maggini Hall, the new Lindley Center for STEM Education Building (in construction), Barnett Hall, Tauzer Hall and the Quinn Swim Center and the new 50-meter pool. The central plant uses specialized Heat Recovery Chillers which allows the college to use electricity very efficiently to heat buildings and pools thereby reducing natural gas usage to only the coldest of days. The plant is also being showcased as a living lab for students and staff to view and understand how central plants work and the engineering behind it. Annual utility cost savings of $150,000.00 are expected. Central Plant Project will prevent the college from installing chiller and boiler per building thereby having an estimated payback of 9 years. Additionally this project helps mitigate the college’s risk to rising electricity & natural gas costs.
Santa Rosa Campus Roof Replacement and Repair
Measure H provided for important roof repairs throughout the District. At the Santa Rosa campus, roofing repairs took place at Baker Hall, Christine Pedroncelli Center, Garcia Hall, and Pioneer Hall.
SRJC District-Wide SECURITY PROJECT
Thanks to Measure H, enhanced security upgrades at Santa Rosa, Petaluma and the Public Safety Training Center in Windsor are providing a safer environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. New electronic door hardware allows District Police to automatically lock entrance to all exterior doors in case of emergency. Interior doors are also equipped with upgraded locking mechanisms to allow manual locking under emergency situations, and the transition from brass keys to key cards increases security. Campuses are also now equipped with emergency call towers and 360 degree cameras.
SRJC FOUNDATION BUILDING
The new single story office building provides offices, meeting rooms and event space for the SRJC Foundation and is located at 707 Elliott Ave. The construction had a 12-month schedule, and staff moved into their new building in December 2022.
PROJECTS IN PROCESS
EMERITUS HALL Roofing and HVAC Modernization Project
Renovation and modernization of aging facilities is vital to the health and safety of SRJC. The Emeritus Hall Roofing and HVAC Modernization Project includes removing existing and installing a complete roofing system, as well as removing and replacing all HVAC roof top units; and removing and replacing the existing boiler. Construction is anticipated by December 2024.
Tauzer Gymnasium Renovation Project
The gymnasium was originally a single-story gymnasium building constructed in 1935, with the addition of a two-story east wing and single-story west wing built in 1949, with several renovations since they were constructed. The Tauzer Gymnasium Renovation Project includes remodeling the gymnasium, fitness center, locker rooms, equipment room, classrooms and offices, as well as a full seismic retrofit. Division of State Architect (DSA) approved the plans in January 2023, and plans have been submitted to the Chancellor’s Office for review.