Verdugo Projects

Instructional Building & Conference Center (IBCC)


The new multi-story Instruction Building & Conference Center (IBCC) will be a collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment housing classrooms; studio space for music, dance, film, television, and electronic media; performance space; faculty offices; and a conference center that will accommodate events of many types and sizes.

Glendale Community College’s strong programs in the performing arts are housed in aging and insufficiently sized facilities. The IBCC, being adjacent to both the Verdugo Gym and the Auditorium, will support collaboration and sharing of resources between these facilities and their programs. The Performance Plaza builds on Plaza Vaquero to accommodate the student population with outdoor places for gathering and engaging in activities at the center of campus.


  • Initial schematic design meetings with User Groups scheduled for the week of 12/14/2020
  • Additional User Group meeting with the Culinary Arts Department: completed 11/5/2020
  • Drilling of borings on project site completed on 11/11/2020
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing site walk with the DBE: completed 11/3/2020
  • Drafting of Geotechnical survey RFQ/P in progress
  • Site and GCC programs walk with DBE and User Groups on 10/20/2020
  • Swing space planning meetings and responses in progress
  • Currently conducting Program Validation Phase Meetings with User Groups; Initial meeting held on 09/25/2020
  • Contract negotiations with selected DBE completed
  • Conducted swing space meeting with user groups on 9/10
  • Awarding of selected DBE approved by the Board of Trustees on 8/18/2020
  • Post-interview Meet and Greet meeting with selected DBE of PCL/SteinbergHart held on 8/6/2020
  • Conducted interview with Design Build Entity (DBE) on July 28, 2020
  • Proposals of prospective Design Build Entities (DBEs) received on July 22, 2020
  • Final Programming Document delivered March 2020
  • RFQ responses for Design‐Build procurement received on May 4, 2020


Programming Complete 20%

Project Team

Project Manager Joseph Lutz, Gafcon, Inc.
General Contractor TBD
Architect of Record TBD
Inspector of Record TBD