Los Angeles Valley College – Robert M. Hertzberg Library & Academic Resource Center

The Los Angeles Valley College Library and Academic Resource Center project consists of:

Project Highlights:

  • LA Valley College needed to demolish the existing library facility to accomodate the pad for a new $40 million library. The project includes, Library, Academic Resource Center, Media Services, Professional Development Center, LAVC Historical Museum.
  • The Library consists of one of the largest in the San Fernando Valley, with more than 130,000 books and subscriptions to more than 350 magazines and newspapers; An extensive microfilm collection of newspapers, scholarly journals and magazines; and access to off-campus electronic databases .
  • The Academic Resource Center programs include tutoring in basic skills and subject areas not available in other campus labs (Writing Center, Learning Center, etc.) The Learning Resource Center has multimedia stations and materials, microfilm areas, tutoring spaces and specialized work areas including computerized math, writing and reading labs and classrooms
  • The LAVC Historical Museum will house and display resources of the San Fernando Valley.
  • The Professional Development component includes training facility for college faculty and staff.
  • The Media Services center includes resources for faculty instructional media equipment need (audio visual equipment, video recordings, etc.).
  • This is a Certified LEED-Silver project.

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


Project/Construction Management Team:

Yang Management/ Beezley Management

Beezley Project Representative/Role:

Robert Tellez, Construction Manager, Project Manager


Pfeiffer Partner Architects

General Contractor:

Diffenbaugh, Inc.

Dollar Value:

$40 Million

Construction Dates:

2008 – 2011