By the end of this semester, the Los Angeles Valley College College campus will be the site of dozens of icons and some-what nostalgic bungalows to prepare the way for the three-story building in Valley Glen from Burbank Bulevard.
The $ 90.5 million new construction project, funded by the taxpayer, received the green light from the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Directors earlier this year.
The Academic Complex 1,36 includes classrooms and computer labs and 90 teacher and staff offices.
A.D. The final full approval, which is expected to be completed in the early months of 2023 and 2025, is currently in the design phase.
At that time, business, computer science / information systems, emergency services, math, psychology / statistics and sociology will enter the new building and make full use of 36 classrooms and computer labs.
The Academic Complex 1, measuring 80,000 square feet, features natural atrial ventilation, wood-paneled hardwood floors, and drought-resistant landscapes. It is a LEED accredited “green” project with many sustainable design and energy efficiency features and many new trees.
The historic four-story resurgence is also planned with a new entrance to the campus from Berbank Bulevard.
“Academic Complex 1 will create a modern, efficient space for collaboration and learning,” said President Barry Gribbons. “Almost all of our classes are now at least on the web, connecting students with amazing and unprecedented resources. It is important to make sure that our new buildings are designed for the future and to move a lot of information or data with technology.
Although that may seem hidden in some ways, modern and educational buildings designed and built 40- and 40-years ago are simply worlds.
“Finding places designed to promote collaboration between students and departments, creates new opportunities and is an important step forward,” says Gribon. Of course, we need to make sure that we design well-maintained buildings, such as the Academic Complex 1, that meet current energy efficiency.
Obviously to the observer, the college has been in Van Nuis High School since 1949 and was reborn in dozens of bungalows on the current campus on Fulton Street in the late 1950s.
Large, new buildings are now stuck between the smaller, older ones.
The demolition and upgrading of the bonds began three years ago and reached $ 2.157 million by June 2020.
Each was a different size.
Some had one or two classrooms or offices, others four.
Bungalo # 48-49, with two classrooms, is the last one.
“They have lost their lives,” says Gribon. They were not intended to be used for 60 years.
Academic Complex 1 blooms south of the campus with spectacular views.
“Like this,” Gribbons said, pointing to the front of the student union building. Stunning corners with bold, bold colors and columns.
All departments and departments have moved out of the Bangalore for the summer of 2018.
They include the Family Resource Center, the Historical Museum, CalWORKs, and further education.
For those who have moved on but have not forgotten the sometimes challenging Valley College bungalow experience, the Bungalows have not lost any of their longings.
Raul Castillo, executive director of the LAVC Foundation and publisher of 55 years of Valley College photography, says: ”I was a student in the 80’s and I took a lot of classes in those Bangalore. Sometimes I had to take classes during the summer and you were very lucky to have a fan in that room to cool down. That was kind of a joke. They have been there forever and have helped meet many needs at Valley College.
The Bengals were built for 10 years.
They accommodate many students, including those returning from the Korean War, who want to study at GI Bill. The famous guests who visited at that time
According to Castillo, “those bungalows were not very attractive because they were brown;
When Castillo is now in contact with former students, he always asks if the Bungalo are still there. They describe it as a place where they have had good discussions with professors, or where they have decided to pursue a particular profession or degree.
“The memories are not very interesting, but they are very memorable and very loving,” said Castlo. “Running is a joke. When will they finally break the bungalows? So, when they finished, we were all looking at each other and basically ‘Wow. Gone. ‘ ”
Currently there are 14,000 to 15,000 students at Valley College, the state’s first community college, and the first college in Los Angeles at the Arbor Day Foundation’s Forest Tree Management, staff participation and conservation goals, and a 105-acre park.
Plans have been made to avoid enrollment of up to 20,000 high school-affiliated high school students in college courses that can be taken on or on campus courses at no cost to the college.
Ulysses S. Grant and Jack London High Schools are a few blocks away, but any LAUSD student is eligible for opportunities in charter schools and other public school districts.
“The State of California has introduced a one-time enrollment agreement that facilitates these two enrollment processes,” said Steve Verses, president of the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. “At our last meeting, we renewed our bilateral registration agreements with LA Unified. Community college is usually out of pocket if you take a course, but now, we have set up all classrooms where students can take classes on campus.
According to Versus, the number of college students in LAUSD has grown.
“These students came to us and did well,” he said. We are surrounded by them: free education, counseling, etc. But as the high school enrollment process continues, we have encouraged that culture to go to college. Students will be given the opportunity to collect a few (transfers) credits even before they go to campus. Real dollar savings for students and their families. ”