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Business & Technology Building


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CM Multi Prime
$94.6 million
2010 - 2014
Proposition N
The new Business & Technology building consists of approximately 62,000 square feet of new construction for the business department; including new space for Business Studies, the Enactus small business certificate 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.
Landscaping and streetscape treatments are designed to blend City College with the surrounding East Village streets with respect to street tree guidelines established for the downtown area by the Center City Development Corporation (CCDC). All plants were 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 Business & Technology building was built as a dual-classroom building project with the Arts & Humanities building.
The project is on track to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Sustainable Features:
The project takes advantage of multiple passive energy saving strategies, while still allowing in natural light and the site’s beautiful views:
  • Deep overhangs and horizontal louvers help to reduce heat gain on the south sides of the buildings, where the sun is the highest. 
  • Vertical louvers are used to shade the large glazed area on the east side of the Business Technology  building, where the sun is the lowest.
  • Large openings on the north side of the buildings are used to take advantage of as much natural light as possible.
The project also uses innovative approaches for interior climate control to reduce overall energy consumption by 20%:
  • Displacement ventilation and supplemental radiant heating takes advantage of natural thermal movement to reduce energy use.
Almost all storm water on site is filtered through a 6' deep natural filtration basin covering approximately 6,500 square feet of the project central plaza.
Project Team:
  • Architect: Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects
  • Construction Manager: PCL
  • Structural Engineer: Stedman and Dyson Structural Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer/Mechanical Engineer: Exp, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Wallace Roberts & Todd
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus Project Manager: Thomas J. Fine, CCM, JE Moore Consulting
  • Furniture, Fixture & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Eloisa Raymundo, Gafcon, Inc.