The project would involve the demolition of the southwestern portion of the CLA building complex (Buildings
1, 2 and the CLA tower), renovation of the remaining building in the complex (Building 3), reconstructed utility
connections, and landscaping and hardscape improvements. Constructed in 1993, the CLA building complex
is identified as Building #98, Classroom/Lab/Administration Building, on the campus master plan map; the
administrative offices have been relocated to Building #121 to the south.
The project would begin with the demolition of the southwestern portion of the building complex, which
includes the CLA tower, through dismantling/deconstruction. The demolition footprint would be graded and a
new lower-level exterior wall, stairs, ramps, guardrails, and walkway access for Building 3 would be
constructed. The project would involve the reconfiguration of the Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP)
Center within Building 3 and reconstructed utility connections. Building 3 would continue to house classrooms
upon project completion.
The project would conclude with the creation of a paved ADA-accessible path and other hardscape, and the
construction of a Japanese Garden Extension/addition of a Discovery Garden, which would expand the existing
Japanese Garden that currently borders the CLA Building to the north and west to occupy the original footprints
of Buildings 1 and 2. The majority of the existing Japanese Garden would remain as is, but the eastern
perimeter would be modified to accommodate the new Discovery Garden. Vehicular access to the project site
would be via Red Gum Lane and Voorhis Circle. No new parking spaces would be constructed; the parking
spaces adjacent to Building 3 would be retained.
Construction of the project would take place from June 2022 to March 2023. Project completion and
operation is anticipated in 2023.