Blach Construction Completes $16 Million Project at Cuesta College

Blach recently completed the San Luis Obispo County Community College District’s new $16 million Dale & Mary Schwartz Learning Resource Center at Cuesta College in Paso Robles.

The Dale & Mary Schwartz Learning Resource Center (LRC) is the second permanent structure on the North County Campus.  The 42,000 square foot, mixed-use facility features the campus’ main library, facilities for the Disabled Student Programs & Services, an employee training center and computer services.  Mathematics and writing labs, distance learning services, lecture halls, classrooms and faculty/staff offices are also part of how the facility is meeting the needs of its growing campus.

Named after local Paso Robles residents and contributors to the college, the LRC is helping the District in its efforts to improve access to educational programs and services to students in Paso Robles and the surrounding area who are unable to attend the college’s main campus (just outside San Luis Obispo) due to transportation costs.

The new space was funded by state bond money channeled through the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Blach worked with BFGC-IBI Group Architecture Planning of San Luis Obispo, which provided construction administration for the project. 

“The Dale & Mary Schwartz LRC Building is a significant step in establishing the North County Campus as a lasting regional resource for generations to come,” said Terry Reece, Director of Facility Services, Planning & Capital Projects.  “…Blach Construction and its onsite staff were a significant factor in the successful construction of the project.  We look forward to partnering with Blach again on our expanding campus.”

 The San Luis Obispo Community College District (www.cuesta.edu), established in 1963, serves more than 12,000 students and is located at the heart of San Luis Obispo County.

 Blach Construction Company builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout northern and central California.  The company’s experience encompasses a broad cross-section of commercial, industrial and institutional building types, including education, healthcare, technology, life sciences, professional services and civic/community facilities.  Blach is also a recognized leader in sustainable design and construction.  The company is based in the Silicon Valley, with full-service regional offices located in Stockton and Monterey.  

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012