San Elijo Projects

MiraCosta’s San Elijo Campus is situated on 42 acres facing the San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff and is located 17 miles south of the Oceanside Campus. Opened in 1988, the campus serves approximately 4,000 students in the southern portion of the MiraCosta Community College District.

The Facilities Master Plan for the San Elijo Campus looks to create a strong organization structure to unify the campus and which focuses on the renovation and modernization of existing facilities to provide flexible and interactive 21st century learning environments, transforming interior environments with technology upgrades, updated finishes, and furniture and equipment to promote collaborative learning, and expanding available tutoring and studying spaces throughout the campus.

A new Student Services and Administration Building will address the identified space deficits and provide a new identity to the campus, improving wayfinding and the student experience. The demolition of the existing non-functional Administration Building allows for the creation of a central campus quad. In addition to providing a “center” to the campus, this space will provide the necessary resources and environments for supplemental instruction and student engagement. 

Site improvement projects include new outdoor learning spaces, water-conscious landscaping, and infrastructure repair projects.

The projects are tentatively slated to be completed in two phases. Phase One projects for the San Elijo Campus include:

Information about Phase Two will be included here once finalized. Information about project budgets will also be included once finalized.

Building 200 Modernization

The master plan identifies 29,900 gross square feet for modernization, which is approximately 37% of the final build-out area. The renovation of instructional spaces will continue the current classroom modernization effort already underway on the Oceanside Campus.  These projects primarily deal with the upgrade of interior space or the repair of exterior elements and/or building systems.

Modernization activities for Building 200 will include a full building modernization of classrooms and labs, the replacement of heat pumps, and the re-tiling of the roof.

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Building 300 (Tutoring Center) Modernization

The master plan identifies 29,900 gross square feet for modernization, which is approximately 37% of the final build-out area. The renovation of instructional spaces will continue the current classroom modernization effort already underway on the Oceanside Campus.  These projects primarily deal with the upgrade of interior space or the repair of exterior elements and/or building systems.

Modernization activities for Building 300 will include a full building modernization of classrooms and labs, and the re-tiling of the roof.

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Building 400 (Science Lab) Renovation

Between major and moderate renovation scopes, the Facilities Master Plan proposes 35,800 square feet of building renovation work, or approximately 45% of the final build-out area.  Major renovation work, often referred to as a full “gut” remodel repurposes existing buildings for new functions.  Moderate renovation work focuses on improving existing functions through systems and space upgrades.

Building 400 will undergo a moderate renovation to convert existing computer labs into an expanded Student Center/Library, renovate electrical systems, replace the heat pump, and re-tile the roof.

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Building 500 (Computer Lab) Renovation and Modernization

Between major and moderate renovation scopes, the Facilities Master Plan proposes 35,800 square feet of building renovation work, or approximately 45% of the final build-out area.  Major renovation work, often referred to as a full “gut” remodel repurposes existing buildings for new functions.  Moderate renovation work focuses on improving existing functions through systems and space upgrades.

Building 500 will undergo a moderate renovation to convert existing educational spaces to provide two new computer labs, classroom modernizations, and the re-tiling of the roof. The project will also include extensive landscape upgrades.

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Building 600 Modernization

The master plan identifies 29,900 gross square feet for modernization, which is approximately 37% of the final build-out area. The renovation of instructional spaces will continue the current classroom modernization effort already underway on the Oceanside Campus.  These projects primarily deal with the upgrade of interior space or the repair of exterior elements and/or building systems.

Modernization activities for Building 600 will include a full building modernization of classrooms, the replacement of heat pumps, and the re-tiling of the roof.  The project will also include a group of outdoor classrooms for the northern campus.

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Student Services and Administration Building

The San Elijo Campus Facilities Master Plan proposes one new building, the Student Services and Administration Building, which would be designed with the intent that other buildings on campus would be renovated or modernized to meet most of the current and future needs of the campus.

The current Administration Building, (circled) which does not provide adequate space and is poorly organized, would be demolished. The new Student Services and Administration Building (location starred) would be more accessible, better organized, and consolidate administration and student support services under one roof.

The Student Services and Administration Building will provide a new gateway and face of the San Elijo Campus.  It will replace the existing Administration building and consolidate student services operations under one roof.  The new building will provide administrative offices and meetings spaces that will allow staff to properly serve the student body.  The project is sized based on preliminary program assumptions developed through the Facility Master Plan Update process and the Educational Master Plan Update, and is subject to change.

The Student Services project will include a new sidewalk for the South Campus; landscaping to include native, low-water plants; and an update to the Central Gardens with a modernized entry plaza and updated landscaping.

The preliminary programming and space planning for the building includes:
Office - 4,550 Assignable Square Feet (ASF)

Other - 3,375 ASF

Total ASF - 7,925 ASF
Total Gross Square Feet (GSF) - 11,320 GSF (assumes 70% efficiency)

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