Miramar College Arts and Humanities and Mathematics and Business

  • Location:

    San Diego, California

  • Client:

    San Diego Community College District

  • Construction Value:


  • Delivery Method:

    CM Multi-Prime

  • Year Completed:


  • Specialties:

    Higher Education

Features & Highlights

  • Two 48,500-square-foot academic buildings with state-of-the-art design and features
  • Early and frequent collaboration let us address owner concerns and achieve aggressive schedule
  • Zero lost time or recordable accidents over a total of 145,000 man hours
  • LEED Silver®
Project Overview

Sundt served as Construction Manager to complete a pair of new two-story, 48,000-square-foot classroom buildings on the Miramar College campus. Each building features multiple state-of-the-art “smart” classrooms, common areas and office spaces.

The Arts & Humanities Building includes smart classrooms equipped with computers and audiovisual and multimedia equipment. It also features a 60-seat lecture theater, a recording studio and studio space for drawing, painting and ceramics. The Math & Business Building features smart business classrooms, computer labs, a 3,000-square-foot mathematics lab and office space for faculty and staff.

The complexities of working on an occupied and growing campus, and addressing special owner considerations, pushed our project team to solve problems in a creative and timely manner. Our extensive coordination with campus personnel helped to ensure the safety of the students and faculty and to maintain proper access to buildings. We paid close attention to the academic calendar, accounting for increased traffic and critical testing periods. Also, with other contractors performing work on and around our site—including major utility work—we had to meet frequently with multiple parties to coordinate their work with ours while maintaining our aggressive schedule.

“Sundt took control of this project from the start all the way through to the end and handled the issues in a proactive way […] They would follow up through frequent communication. Sundt was proactive in dealing with project issues and brought in manpower when required to keep the project on schedule.”

Richard Burkhart, (former) Construction Manager, San Diego Community College District


Awards & Accolades

2011 Build San Diego Merit Award – Excellence in Public Construction, AGC San Diego

2011 CMAA San Diego Region Project of the Year, Construction Management Association of American, San Diego Region

2012 Merit Award of Design, Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC)