Sierra College celebrated the placement of a ceremonial steel beam on their New Instructional Building (NIB) in Rocklin, California. HMC Architects’ Raija Clar and Arturo Levenfeld were in attendance to sign this last beam set atop the project.

Much of Sierra College’s campus infrastructure was constructed over 60 years ago and many buildings need renovation or replacement. In 2017, the college updated its Facilities Master Plan and established a long-term vision for its campus. Voters in Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento counties then approved Measure E, the first bond approved for the campus since 1957. The $350 million bond funds projects such as the renovation and construction of new classrooms, a new science building, a new public safety center, and a new parking structure. The NIB will add 77,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, student collaboration areas, and a small coffee shop and will be complete in the Fall of 2023.

Take a virtual tour of this new building or learn more about other Measure E projects at