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ECC Land Acquisition & Relocation Skills Center


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Project Budget:
Construction Duration:
Funding Source:
$31.7 million
2007 - 2009
Proposition S
The Educational Cultural Complex (ECC) serves as the Campus of Excellence for Career and Technical Education, absorbing overdue expansions of the Automotive Technology and Business Information programs. Three distinct single-story buildings and three covered repair areas were added for a total of 52,600 square feet. New repair bays, drive-in spray paint booths, shops, labs, classrooms, demonstration theaters, and other learning spaces support Automotive Technology, Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair, Automotive Body Repair, Automotive Upholstery, Graphic Printing Technology, Computer Graphic Arts, Cisco Lab, Business Information Technology, and Welding Technology programs. The facility includes computer research space, a technical repair library and parts storage, along with office space for faculty and staff. The project obtained a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in July 2010.

Sustainable Features:

  • Installation of solar panels.
  • The orientation of the complex was designed to maximize daylight. Views to the outside are available to 90 percent of the space, which increases user comfort and reduces the need for artificial lighting.
  • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures reduce water consumption by over 40 percent as compared to a standard building. High-efficiency fixtures also reduce the amount of electricity used compared to a standard building.
  • Indoor air quality is optimized through the use of natural ventilation, carbon dioxide monitors, low chemical-emitting materials and finishes, and walk-off mats to control dirt from entering the building.
  • Over 75 percent of the construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfills. A high percentage of new construction materials were made from recycled content.
  • Trees and shrubs were selected for their compatibility with the area, their ability to provide shade, and to minimize the need for water. A high-efficiency irrigation system utilizes a controller that adjusts itself to the local weather.
  • A sustainable education program was implemented so that the building itself can be used as a teaching tool on the benefits of sustainable design.
  • Exterior lighting was carefully placed to minimize light pollution to nearby residences. 

Project Team:

  • Architect: NTD Architects
  • Construction Manager: O'Connor Construction
  • General Contractor: Jaynes Corp
  • Civil Engineer: NTD Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineer: NTD Architecture
  • Inspector of Record: Joe Cochran
  • Landscape Architect: Nowell & Associates
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc. 
  • Campus Project Manager: Scott Ellis, AECOM
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Tricia Hendrickson, Gafcon, Inc.