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Join Us for the Groundbreaking of the New Science Building on November 30

November 11, 2022

rendering of new science building

Folsom Lake College invites students, faculty and staff, and members of the community to a celebratory groundbreaking event for the college’s new science building on Wednesday, November 30, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the main campus located at 10 College Parkway, off E. Bidwell St., in Folsom — view map and directions.

Upon completion, the 75,000 gross sq. ft. instructional building will be the largest science facility within the Los Rios Community College District and will house six Biology labs, six Chemistry labs, and a 4,000 sq. ft. Science Center.

“Careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields are in high demand,” said Interim College President Rachel Rosenthal. “The increased physical space will allow Folsom Lake College to significantly expand its science programs to support the needs of our growing student body who are seeking degrees and certificates in these lucrative fields.”

The state-of-the-art building is also representative of the college’s continued commitment to smart and sustainable construction as it is on track to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council, will feature eight electrical vehicle charging stations (EVCS), and will also minimize gas loads to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.

The estimated construction cost of $64.9 million is funded by local bond Measure M, which voters approved in 2008 to support the construction of new facilities and the modernization of existing facilities within the Los Rios Community College District, along with additional funding from the State of California. The building was designed by HMC Architects and Otto Construction is serving as the lead contractor. Both businesses have been serving the Sacramento region for over 75 years.

The instructional building is projected to be completed in November 2024, with classes being offered in the new building for the Spring 2025 semester.

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