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Math+Science Complex


Project Delivery Method:
Project Budget:
Construction Duration:
Funding Source:
CM Multiprime
$109.3 million
2011 - 2013
Proposition N


The Math+Science Complex is a four-story building providing a new home for degree and certificate programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Sciences and Mathematics. The 206,000 gross square foot building consists of classrooms, computer classrooms, teaching lab classrooms and faculty, staff and administrative support space. Specialty spaces include a greenhouse and astronomy observation center.

Exterior landscaping includes globally-themed gardens, such as an Australian Garden and a South African Garden. The project is certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Sustainable Features:
  • The project maximizes use of sustainable materials and materials with high recycled content.
  • All wood surfaces in the building are made up of caramelized bamboo, a 100 percent sustainable resource since it does not require replanting after harvesting. It is extremely durable and is tougher than typical hardwood surfaces.
  • Linoleum flooring, a natural material made from linseed oil, is used extensively throughout the building.
  • The project maximizes use of natural lighting which reduces energy demands from artificial lighting, and helps to reduce eyestrain and increase productivity. All windows utilize ‘high performance’ glass that allows sunlight to filter into the building, but reduces the amount of UV light and solar heat entering the building.
  • All walls and roof areas are highly insulated, helping to conserve energy resources and making the building more comfortable by maintaining a healthy and uniform temperature.
Project Team:
  • Architect: Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker Architects (A|DWRB) 
  • Construction Manager: McCarthy Building Companies 
  • General Contractors: CM Multi-Prime
  • Civil Engineer: RBF Consulting
  • Electrical/Mechanical Engineer: exp
  • Structural Engineer: Hope Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Wimmer Yamada and Caughey
  • Propositions S & N Program Manager: Gafcon, Inc.
  • Campus Project Manager: Diane K. Malone, AIA NCARB LEED AP, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Project Manager: Clayton Craft, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) Project Manager: Laura Faustine, Gafcon, Inc.
  • Photography: Stephen Whalen