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, site work and utility relocation.