LBCC opens 32 “smart” classrooms featuring sustainable design

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lbcc-city-collegeLong Beach CityCollege will officially open the doors to the new South Quad Complex this Friday, January 22, at a special ceremony at 10:00 a.m. in the new building at the Liberal Arts Campus on Clark Ave at Carson Street.  The complex features 32 “smart classrooms,” equipped with the latest technology and multimedia for faculty and students.

“The new South Quad Complex will provide our students with state of the art classrooms and technology,” said President Eloy Ortiz Oakley.  “Our faculty and students will now have access to the latest equipment and multimedia.”

Friday’s ceremonies will include remarks from President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, President Emeritus Dr. E. Jan Kehoe, Board President Mark Bowen, and LBCC students and faculty.  Food and an official ribbon cutting will be conducted in the new building.

The South Quad complex, built with funds from the 2002 Measure E local bond, is 110,000 sq. ft and includes numerous sustainable features.  It will serve over 15,000 students per semester and also house the departments of Speech Communication, Business, and Social Sciences.

Facts About South Quad:

  • 32 fully accessible smart classrooms with state of the art multimedia systems including three fully-equipped with computer workstations
  • Wireless Internet
  • Built-in teaching stations
  • Five new conference rooms
  • A video conferencing system
  • New facilities for public meetings and community events

The South Quad Complex has many green features including:

  • Energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems
  • Drought resistant plants and landscaping
  • Environmental design to utilize natural light and to retain storm water

The new complex is located on Clark Ave. and Carson Street. Parking is available in lot J off of Clark Ave. The opening ceremonies will take place rain or shine.

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