Verdugo Projects

New Science Building and Ancillary Projects


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 The new building will replace insufficiently sized and outdated facilities in the San Gabriel, Arroyo Seco, and Camino Real buildings and help align Glendale Community College’s course offerings with the State’s focus on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.


  • Division 1 specifications completed
  • Final subcontractor bid list under review
  • Final project schedule for approval under review
  • Schedule final division 1 specifications meeting with Architect and General Contractor: in progress
  • Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan (SWPPP) and County Health applications complete
  • Work session with DSA scheduled for 1/3/2020; permit date aimed for week of 1/15/2020
  • DSA comments received and currently in review; target date to submit update to DSA on 12/7/2020
  • GCC issued early bid package on 10/17/2020
  • Review of received DSA comments in progress
  • Received test boring report
  • Expecting receipt of DSA comments in October
  • Test boring of two (2) 24″ diameter holes conducted on 9/10 and 9/11
  • Submission on Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan (SWPPP) application in progress, selecting a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) for inspection services
  • Review of Inspector of Record (IOR) proposals in process; Target date of Notice Of Intent To Award (NOITA) by 8/21/2020
  • Baja Studies Program Swing Space: Relocating office from Santa Anita to San Rafael – 1st Floor; space renovation in progress
  • User group meeting scheduled for 8/17/2020
  • Inspector of Record RFP package has been posted
  • Topographic survey completed on 8/7/2020
  • Science Building 90% CD-Construction Documents submitted to DSA in June 2020 – Project drawings currently in DSA review


Designing 35%

Project Team

Project Manager John Leopardi, Gafcon, Inc.
General Contractor John Theiss, DPR Construction
Architect of Record Sean Rosebrugh, HMC Architects
Inspector of Record TBD