Los Angeles City College – Van de Kamp Education Complex

The Northeast Van de Kamp Building project consisted of:

  • Renovation of 70,000 sq. ft. building for 36 classrooms and additional offices, including:
    • Two science labs
    • Several computer labs
    • Fitness center
    • Classrooms
    • Administrative offices
    • Historical display of the former bakery
  • Management of project design through pre-construction

Project Highlights:

  • The Van de Kamp Building serves as a workforce development center, a community education center and gym on the site of the old Van de Kamp bakery in Glassell Park.
  • Buildings will generate more than 10 percent of energy needs from renewable and clean energy resources.
  • The first building in the United States to receive a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating
  • The first building in the world to meet both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM requirements

Owner & Contact Information:
Tom Hall, LACCD

Executive Director Facilities

Construction Management Team:

DMJM/JGM/ Beezley Management

Beezley Project Representative/Role:

Jonathan Levy, Program Representative


Ehrlich Architects/ Roschen Van Cleve Architects

General Contractor:

US Cal Builders

Dollar Value:

$48.6 Million

Construction Dates:

2005 – 2008