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Media and Learning Center

Construction is complete on the new building on the northwest side of campus, next to the Flint Center Parking Structure — thanks to the Measure C Bond Program.


The Media and Learning Center was designed to provide flexible general purpose classrooms and labs for increased instructional space and academic capacity for anthropology, sociology and world languages.


The Media and Learning Center also houses offices for Online Education (formerly Distance Learning), Staff and Organizational Development, and the Technology Resources Group, including our broadcast media film and TV studio.


The goal is to make this an energy efficient facility and to obtain a platinum rating based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.



Mediated Learning Center Side View
Media and Learning Center Project Facts

Construction Budget: $36.5 million.

Start Date: 7/16/2007
Est Complete: Summer 2012

Opened: Fall quarter 2012
Funding Source: Measure C Bond Funds
Architect: The Ratcliff Architects

General Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc.
Square footage: 66,900 sf gross


Watch a 6-minute presentation about the design.

Note: QuickTime is required and the video does not include sound.

Primary Energy Design Goals

  1. Maximize the use of on-site environmental energies.
  2. Minimize the use of "purchased" energy originating exterior to the site.
  3. Assure thermal and visual comfort.
  4. Support the flexibility of use of classroom, laboratory and conference spaces.
  5. Minimize the environmental emissions caused by the manufacture of construction materials, actual construction, and lifetime use of the building.

Green Building Features

  • Rooftop Photovoltaic panels for electrical generation
  • Rooftop solar hot water panels for building use
  • Buoyancy driven ventilation
  • Raised floor for gentle air distribution and flexibility
  • Hi-performance skylight
  • Clerestory Windows
  • Natural daylight
  • Orientation and layout for energy efficiency and passive solar benefits
  • Water conservation and water runoff control
  • Radiant heating in the lobby/atrium floor
  • Native and low water usage species landscaping design

Facility Layout and Highlights

  • Two-story building with central atrium
  • Two Large Mediated Learning Classrooms (100 students each)
  • Eleven Mediated Learning Classrooms (40 or 50 students each)
  • Study Tutorial Areas and Student Learning Resource Center
  • Student Café
  • Student Lounge
  • Technology Resources
  • Online Education (formerly Distance Learning)
  • Staff Development
  • TV Studio
  • Division and Faculty Offices
  • Outdoor Study Area

Media and Learning Center

Measure C Construction
Donna Jones-Dulin
Phone: 408.864.8209

Last Updated: 2/3/16