Glendale Community College recently marked the grand opening of its new science building, named the Buena Vista Building, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The HMC design team, construction partners, faculty, staff, and students attended the event to commemorate the five-story, 117,900 SF project.

The Buena Vista Building supports the college’s anatomy, biology, chemistry, geology, oceanography, and physics programs. The building features twenty-five lab classrooms, a 127-seat lecture hall, a science academy with areas for students to interact and study, a horticulture lab, a vivarium, active learning spaces, meeting rooms, faculty offices, and lab preparation and support spaces. This project replaces older facilities with modern, specialized STEM spaces to meet the growing demand for STEM education, inspire learning, and encourage students to thrive.

The project consists of two phases, this ribbon cutting celebrated the completion of Phase 1. Phase 2, which includes the surrounding site work and parking lot, will be complete by November 2024.