San Diego Community College District (SDCCD)

Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects

PCL Construction​




San Diego City College ​Business Technology and Humanities Buildings

Educational Facilities

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The new Business Technology building at San Diego City College will consist of approximately 62,000 square feet of new construction for the business department; including new space for Business Studies, the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) program, Business and Computer Systems, common areas and associated support space for faculty and staff. The project will include seven computer labs, classrooms, a lecture hall, and areas for start‐up businesses for students in the Business Education program. 

The new Arts & Humanities building will consist of approximately 128,378 square feet of new construction for the Arts and Humanities department including space for Visual Arts, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Speech and Foreign Language, Honors, World Cultures, and City Works programs. The building will include new classrooms, a lecture hall, computer labs, and studio space for drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and graphics. There will be a 100-seat black-box theater with drama classrooms and related offices and space for faculty and support staff. The exterior usable space will include a kiln yard, a sculpture garden and display area, and gathering space for students and faculty. The Humanities building will be built as a dual-classroom building project with the Business Technology building.

Landscaping and streetscape treatments are designed to blend City College with the surrounding East Village streets in Centre City, with respect to street tree guidelines established for the downtown area by the former Center City Development Corporation (CCDC). All plants will be selected based on criteria that consider their drought tolerance, and compatibility with the downtown climate; a high-efficiency irrigation system will manage water usage. The project is on track to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

O’Day Consultants provided construction surveying and staking services for both Proposition N bond-funded buildings.