Fitness & Classroom Complex
In 2013, Blach was awarded a new fitness and classroom building complex at Evergreen Valley College, located in south San Jose.
Working with long-time design partner HMC Architects, Blach will provide Lease-Leaseback Services for the construction of a state-of-the-art fitness center and two-story academic and laboratory classroom building.
The 58,000 s.f. development will help meet the needs of the College’s growing student population, which now exceeds 30,000 students.
The new facility, located at the northern half of the sports fields, is the largest project to be built as part of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District’s master plan for the 175-acre campus.
The complex includes 14 large lecture classrooms, six science laboratories and a fitness center with adjacent office, locker rooms and reception area. In addition, the new facility is using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, supporting the campus’ ongoing commitment to sustainability. Design principles such as optimized energy performance, water-efficient landscaping and maximum use of day lighting will be featured in the project and may be utilized as a teaching tool.
Now underway, the project will reach completion by Winter 2016. Click here for a link to the project's webcam.