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reVitalizing Valley

The reVitalizing of Los Angeles Valley College

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What's New at LAVC? Learn How the reVitalization of Los Angeles Valley College is now underway...

Valley College is currently undergoing a $612 million renovation and building project to renovate existing buildings and build new sustainable buildings. Existing classroom buildings are being updated with new technology and energy efficient standards. In addition, all new campus structures are being built as LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings.

It all began when the voters of Los Angeles approved Proposition A in 2001 and Proposition AA in 2003 to help improve college facilities at Los Angeles Valley College. Later, Los Angeles voters approved Measure J in 2008 to further improve college facilities and expand educational programs to meet the growing needs of the community.

In 2006, Valley College made history with the opening of its Maintenance & Operations / Sheriff's Station, which was the campus’ first new building in more than 30 years. The Maintenance and Operations / Sheriff’s Station was also heralded as the first LEED-certified building at a college in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).

In the years that followed, the college updated many of its aging facilities and added several new buildings. Existing existing classrooms were redesigned with a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, energy efficient windows and smart-classroom equipment. In addition, the college's run-down bathrooms received a complete makeover.

The college opened its Allied Health & Sciences Center and a remodeled Pool Complex in the North Gymnasium in 2008. The Adapted Physical Education Center, which is a new gymnasium with specially modified exercise equipment for individuals with limited mobility, and a state-of-the-art Belle & Harry Krupnick Media Arts Center (TV studio) opened in 2009.

The beginning of Fall 2010 marked the opening of the Student Services Complex and a portion of the Child Development & Family Complex—the Child Development Center and Child Development Department buildings; the final part of the complex, the Family Resource Center, was completed in mid-2011. In Fall 2012, the college opened its new Library & Academic Resource Center. The Community Services Center, which features a gymastics center, climbing wall, and teaching kitchen, opened in the Spring of 2015. 

In 2016, Valley College marked the completion of its award-winning Student Union (also known as the Monarch Center) and the Monarch Athletic Center and unveiled Kent Twitchell's iconic Freeway Lady mural on the side of its Student Services Center. 

Most revently, the campus has finally started clearing the way for a new performing arts complex called the Valley Academic and Cultural Center on the north end of the campus. 

 

To learn more about the construction and renovation projects at Valley College, click the list of links below.

Construction/Renovation Schedule:

New Construction Projects Start Date Completion Date
Maintenance & Operations / Sheriff's Station 2005 Completed (2006)
Field House - Concession Stand & Visitor Restrooms 2006 Completed (2007)
Allied Health & Sciences Center - Phase 1  2006 Completed (2008)
Adapted Physical Education Center 2008 Completed (2009)
The Belle & Harry Krupnick Media Arts Center (TV Studio) 2008 Completed (2009)
Child Development & Family Complex (Child Development Center / 
Child Development Department & Family Resource Center)
2008 Completed (2011)
Student Services Complex (Student Services Center & Annex) 2009 Completed (2010)
Library & Academic Resource Center 2009 Completed (2012)
Parking Structure 2013 Completed (2014)
Community Services Center 2013 Completed (2015)
Monarch Athletic Center (Athletic Training Facility)

2014

Completed (2016)

Student Union (Monarch Center) 2013 Completed (2016)
Administration and Career Advancement (Community Workforce Development Center / Administration Building) 2014 2016
Valley Academic and Cultural Center (Performing & Media Arts)  2016 2018
     
Renovation Projects Start Date Completion Date
Foreign Language Building 2005 Completed (2005)
Campus Painting Projects 2005 Completed (2006)
Monarch Stadium / Track & Field 2005 Completed (2007)
Monarch Patio 2006 Completed (2006)
Art Patio 2006 Completed (2006)
Marquee on Oxnard Street & Fulton Avenue 2006 Completed (2006)
Behavioral Sciences Building 2006 Completed (2007)
Campus Center - 2nd Floor Classrooms  2006 Completed (2007)
Campus-Wide Restroom Improvements   2006 Completed (2007)
Central Plant / Utilities Improvements 2006 Completed (2009)
Gymnasium Complex (North Gym & South Gym) - Phase 1   2006 Completed (2009)
Business Journalism Building 2007 Completed (2007)
Aquatics Center - Swimming & Diving Pools 2007 Completed (2008)
Art Building & Art Gallery 2007 Completed (2008)
Music Building & Music Recital Hall 2007 Completed (2008)
Math Sciences Building 2008 Completed (2008)
Engineering Building 2008 Completed (2008)
Humanities Building 2008 Completed (2009)
Fulton Avenue Entryway & Monarch Square 2008 Completed (2009)
Theater Arts Building 2008 Completed (2009)
Life Science Building & Planetarium 2009 Completed (2009)
Safety and Public Information Signage 2010 Completed (2010)
Parking Lot D 2011 Completed (2011)
MTA Extension / Parking Lot A 2011

Completed (2012)

IT Department Renovation 2011

Completed (2013)

Building Upgrade 2011 Completed (2015)
Omega Data Center 2013 Completed (2014)
Alumni Walk 2013 Completed (2015)
Freeway Lady Mural 2014 Completed (2015)
Community Services Center - Phase 2 2016 Completed (2016)
Storm Water Implementation 2016 2017
ADA Improvements 2016 2017
Emergency Lighting, Fire Alarm & Security System 2016 2017
Gymnasium Complex - Phase 2 2017 2018
Allied Health & Sciences Center - Phase 2 2017 2018
Alpha Data Center Upgrade 2017 2018
Energy Infrastructure and Security System Upgrades 2018 2019
Campus Center - 1st Floor & Basement 2018 2019
Planetarium Building Expansion TBA TBA

Demolition of Bungalow 80-85

TBA TBA
Demolition of Bungalows 30-76 TBA TBA

 

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