Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  Allan Hancock College
Value:  $16 million
Completion:  2007
  • Educational Facility
  • New Construction
  • 44,302 Total Square Feet
  • Zero Reportable Injuries/Lost Workdays
  • Value Engineering Features Included
  • Overall Cost Savings to the Owner
  • “Excellent” Owner Evaluation

The new Science / Health Occupations Complex provides science and health occupations instructional facilities including classrooms, faculty offices and facilities for the health occupations program as well as state of the art science laboratories and math and engineering computer laboratories. The scope of this project included facilities for the health occupations programs that were housed in various offcampus buildings. A greenhouse, hardscape and landscaping were included as well as the modernization of several existing buildings within the complex. Construction was completed in two phases.

Phase I involved construction of the two-story structural steel-framed building with metal stud interior walls. The exterior façade was constructed of plaster with split face block accents and a flat roof with single-ply roofing is included and provides standing metal seam accents. The adjacent building (M-100) had to remain operational throughout construction. After completion of the new building, occupants from M-100 and other locations both on and off campus were relocated to their new location requiring a sixty-day period. Phase II involved demolition of 10,562 s.f of existing laboratories and conversion of 3,779 SF of instructional space to storage.

Science laboratories included those for organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, geology and engineering, materials and physical science. The biological sciences section provides laboratories for microbiology/general biology, marine and introductory biology, anatomy/physiology, zoology and natural history. Support spaces for the science laboratories include physical science prep areas, secured chemical storage, anatomy cold storage space, an aquarium, an isolated microbiology prep area and greenhouse. Math and engineering laboratories provide study stations with a multidisciplinary computer lab equipped with thirty-eight computer stations.