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Master Planning Updates

1/16/09: Master Planning Update #19

Master Planning Updates #1-18

If you have not had the opportunity, please read Master Planning Updates #1 (June 17, 2003), #2 (August 29, 2003), #3 (October 16, 2003), #4 (July 27, 2005), #5 (January 30, 2006), #6 (March 13, 2006), #7 (April 24, 2006), #8 (July 6, 2006), #9 (September 1, 2006), #10 (December 1, 2006), #11 (March 2, 2007), #12 (May 11, 2007), #13 (June 13, 2007), #14 (January 30, 2008), #15 (April 17, 2008), #16 (August 25, 2008), #17 (October 17, 2008), and #18 (December 12, 2008). These updates are archived on this web site.

Quick Master Planning Summary

The following is a quick update on Master Planning projects for GCC Main.

Life Sciences Building

It has taken nearly 18 months, but the much-anticipated Life Science Building is finished. A Grand Opening Ceremony was held Jan. 14, 2009 and was well attended. Please visit for the story and photos.

For those unable to tour the building during the Grand Opening Ceremony please visit Life Science Building Construction Gallery #6 for a visual tour.

Public Safety Sciences Building

In December, the college selected Substance Design Consortium as its Architectural Consultant and FCI Constructors, Inc. as the Construction Manager @ Risk for this project. Construction is now underway. The Public Safety Science Building will house Administration of Justice, Emergency Medical Technology, Fire Science and Law Enforcement Operations studies. On Jan. 14, 2009, college and community officials broke ground for the new Public Safety Sciences Building that will be finished in approximately one year. Visit for story and photos.

Business Building Remodel

In February, the college selected RNL Design as its Architectural Consultant and Jokake as the Construction Manager @ Risk for this project. Construction began in August 2008 and the building will be ready for use in Fall 2009. The project calls for the remodel of 15 classrooms and the International Education Program office, along with several ADA compliance and building code upgrades (balcony, elevator, restrooms and fire sprinkler systems). A "corporate look" will be integrated into many of the classrooms and the student "sticky space" will be included in and around the building. Like the Student Union project, the planning team will be especially attentive to the architectural fit of this building within GCC's more traditional architectural setting.

Renditions of the Business Building

Future Bond Projects

The following is a list of future bond projects. Dates provided are due dates for the development of Educational Specifications to the District Facilities and Planning office.

Project Development Due Date
T-1 Building September 2009
T-3 Auto Complex (includes some of T-2) September 2009
Fitness & Wellness December 2010
Old Life Science/Nursing Building complex December 2011

Questions - Comments

Your input and questions concerning any of the College's bond projects is always welcome. If you have questions or ideas, please share them with the College. You can do this by clicking on the following email link. Questions and concerns will be addressed as expeditiously as possible, and where appropriate, shared with other readers in future Master Planning Updates.

E-mail Questions - Comments


In closing, let me express the College's sincere appreciation to those who have shared ideas, expertise and time toward the master planning process, development of the College's Project Lists, educational specifications, review of proposals and selection of architects and construction firms. Every attempt has been made to be inclusive, and the College will continue this approach as we plan, design and construct each project. If anyone desires a copy of documentation for any specific project, please email me and I will provide a copy or direct you to an on-line link. Please stay engaged. With your continued participation and ideas, GCC will become what we dream.

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Content revised 2/25/13