Suffolk wins deal to design new academic facility in Los Angeles

WCN Editorial Team 23 Sep 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Construction contracting company Suffolk has been named as the design builder of Child Development Academic Facility at Los Angeles Community College District’s Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California.

The one-story, 10,000 square-foot Pierce College Child Development Academic Facility is being developed with an investment of $14m.

Designed by RACAIA Architecture & Interior Design and Hawkins Brown, the new facility will feature five instructional classroom and laboratory spaces as well as consolidated departmental offices, a meeting room, computer lab, and additional common areas.

The campus will be utilised by the college’s child development and early childhood education programme students and faculty.

Located adjacent to the operating Pierce College Child Development Center, the new campus will provide access to students to real-life teaching situations with children through observation or hands-on experience.

Suffolk Los Angeles general manager Ken Summers said: "The child development and early childhood education program at Pierce College is a critical one that not only supports the local community, but continues to build the next generation of childhood educators.

"The addition of this state-of-the-art Child Development Academic Facility brings new opportunities to students and faculty, and we're proud to be part of a project that will continue to play an important role for future students."

Construction on the academic facility is planned to commence in 2022 with completion scheduled in 2023.

Suffolk, as the design builder, is working with the Los Angeles Community College District to deliver the academic facility.

The firm said it has completed 250 projects on higher education campuses till date.

Illustration of the new child development academic facility in the US. Credit: Copyright Hawkins Brown and RACAIA/Business Wire.

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