Los Angeles Pierce College – Center for the Sciences

The Center for the Sciences project consists of:

  • The Science Center is among about 85 new structures being erected on L.A. Community College District campuses as part of the Sustainable Building Program.
  • The 93,250 sq. ft. project is comprised of two structures:
    • Primary structure will house the Departments of Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics (including Planetary Science) and Nursing,  and staff/faculty offices.
    • Secondary structure will be a one-story, 9,000 sq. ft. structure that will house the college’s veterinary technology facilities.

Project Highlights:

  • LEED-Silver certified structure that encompasses an area of more than 100,000 sq. ft.
  • The facility consists of a two-story building and a secondary structure that houses the veterinary group
  • LEED-Silver certified structure
  • State-of-the-art technology is found throughout the complex, which consists of six separate sections containing twenty-two labs and six lecture rooms along with the planetarium.
  • With a faculty of 40 along with part-time technicians, the facility is used by 3,000 to 4,000 students.

Owner and Contact Information:
Tom Hall, LACCD
Executive Director Facilities


Project / Construction Management Team:

Swinerton/ Beezley Management/LACCD Facilities Dept.

Beezley Project Representative/Role:

Jonathan Levy, Program Representative


Gensler/HOK Architects

General Contractor:

Sinanian Development

Dollar Value:

$40.2 Million

Construction Dates:

2009 – 2010