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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Gilbane has provided comprehensive construction management and as-needed program management services to the West Valley-Mission Community College District across two bond measures.

seamless delivery combined with sustainable solutions

Gilbane has provided comprehensive construction management and as-needed program management services to the West Valley-Mission Community College District across two bond measures – H, passed in November 2004, and C, passed in June 2012. These measures have funded the seamless delivery of both facility renovation/upgrades and capital new construction. The District prides itself in the lead delivery of program and construction management services and has accomplished significant projects and innovative delivery methods as a result.

Program highlights include an overall transformation and new orientation of the Santa Clara based Mission College campus with state of the art classroom, student services and administrative facilities. Demolition of the old administration building is slated as phase one of a future bond. In Saratoga, West Valley College has been enhanced by projects such as the Aquatic Center and Fox Center; the renovation and expansion of the Math and Science Building and Language Arts as well as various classroom upgrades and renovation of the Applied Arts & Sciences building.

As part of the District’s commitment to sustainability, the Gary G. Gillmor and Family Academic Center at Mission College achieved LEED Gold certification and West Valley College’s Language Arts & Social Sciences Building achieved LEED Silver certification.

Architects include Lionakis Beaumont Design Group, HMC Architects and BFGC Architects / IGI Group.

Client Value

While working on the Gilmore Center on the Mission College campus, Gilbane team members led the college’s Maintenance and Operation staff on orientation tours to familiarize them with the systems they will be operating. Our team member’s experience as a firefighter taught him the value of understanding the structure and composition of a building before setting foot into it as a firefighter during a blaze. One of the College’s Fire Protection Technology instructors learned of these tours which led to our team organizing tours uniquely designed for Fire Tech students. They poured over plans and specs for the Gilmore Center selecting details to highlight during the Fire Tech tours including all items from the M&O tours, typical firefighter “pre-walk” items, as well as fire suppression systems, alarms, enunciators, roofing systems, ventilation and dampers.