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Library/Learning Resource Center


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​CM Multiprime
$39.0 million
2009 - 2012
Proposition N
The Miramar College Library/Learning Resource Center (LLRC) is a three-story, 105,000-gross-square-foot facility providing state-of-the art teaching facilities and independent learning spaces and includes a new library, classrooms, computer labs, tutoring services, a media production facility, and faculty and staff offices and work space. The LLRC is flanked by the Humanities & Arts and Business & Mathematics buildings, also funded as part of Propositions S & N.
The building is designed to obtain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification by the United States Green Building council (USGBC).
Sustainable Features:
  • Design maximizes both daylight and views to the outside, increasing user comfort and productivity, and reducing the need for artificial light.
  • All windows use "high performance" glass that allows sunlight to filter into the building, but reduces the amount of UV light and solar heat entering the building
  • Extensive use of construction and design materials made with recycled content
  • Materials are locally produced or harvested, and will produce little or no chemical fumes
  • High efficiency plumbing and electrical fixtures
  • Light colored roofing, concrete paving and canopy-type trees reduce the heat absorbed and re-radiated from the building and site
  • A rooftop deck will provide gathering space and area for future solar photovoltaic panels
  • Trees and shrubs have been selected for their compatibility to the area, to provide shade and to minimize the need for water
  • A high efficiency irrigation system uses reclaimed water, and utilizes a controller that adjusts itself to local weather, resulting in significant water savings
  • Diversion of at least 75% of construction waste from local landfills


Project Team:

  • Architect: Zagrodnik + Thomas Architects
  • Construction Manager: Sundt
  • Mechanical/Plumbing Engineers: M.A. Engineering, Inc.
  • Electrical Engineer: Michael Wall Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Burkett & Wong Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: Miyamoto International
  • Landscape Architect: Wimmer Yamada and Caughey
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus Project Manager: James Bray, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Laura Faustine, Gafcon, Inc.