Verdugo Projects

Buena Vista and Ancillary Projects – Phase I

Project Team

Project Manager John Leopardi, Gafcon, Inc.
Construction Manager John Theis, DPR Construction
Architect of Record Sean Rosebrugh, HMC Architects
Inspector of Record Ted Lamoureux, TYR, Inc.



The new five-story Science Building will help meet the demand for instruction in the biological and physical sciences, which require specialized, state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory spaces. The new building will replace insufficiently sized and outdated facilities in the San Gabriel, Arroyo Seco, and Camino Real buildings and help align Glendale Community College’s course offerings with the State’s focus on STEM and research-based instruction. The new labs will be designed to comply with current operational safety standards, including those of the American Chemical Society, the highest authority for collegiate chemistry labs. The Science Building will be a signature building for the College and feature strong circulation links to the San Gabriel, Health Sciences, and Camino Real buildings. For more information on the project, CLICK HERE.


Construction 100%


Status Update as of 2/7/2024:
What’s been done and what is coming up:

  • Furniture delivery of lab chairs on 2/07/24
  • Fire Alarm Inspection to be completed on 2/10/24
  • LACHD final inspection scheduled for 2/15/24
  • Rev #15 – Backing for Fume Hood at Windows approved by DSA.
  • Structural Systems: 99%
  • Mechanical Systems: 99%
  • Plumbing Systems: 99%
  • Electrical Systems: 99%
  • Exterior Envelope: 99%
  • Interior Finishes: 90%
  • Sitework: 45%