Design and construction of the new Center for Liberals Arts at the occupied College of Alameda campus includes a 53,000 SF academic facility that interconnects two specialized buildings. The first building includes a two-story administration wing with conference rooms with private, open-plan offices spaces, seminar rooms, and Dean’s offices. The other wing includes a three-story classroom building consisting of lecture rooms, apparel design/sewing/arts laboratories, art gallery, a cafe and flexible learning spaces for open-plan interactive areas and study groups. A grand two-story Fine Arts building ties these spaces together with a warm community multipurpose space equipped with audio visual and lighting for art gallery or special exhibit events on campus. Work included deep concrete piles and import fill with site work and utility relocation.