FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2007
Tours of New Science Facilities to be Offered
College of the Canyons is offering community members an opportunity to visit and tour College of the Canyons' newest buildings, the Aliso Lab and Lecture Hall facilities on Wednesday, August 15. Tours will be conducted between noon and 2 pm and between 4 and 7 pm that day.
Visitors wishing to take a tour can park in the south parking lot at no charge during these hours. Simply follow the signs to Aliso Hall and Lab.
The new three-story science classroom building, Aliso Lab, includes an expansion of the biology, chemistry, biotechnology, allied health, chemistry, engineering, math and physical science departments, which are linked by a bridge to the pre-existing science building. The new lecture hall, Aliso Hall, a one-story freestanding general-use facility, houses three 100-seat, sloped-floor lecture rooms. Each lecture room has full audio-visual and laboratory demonstration capabilities.
The new buildings sit prominently on the top of a hill overlooking playing fields and the main campus green. The design creates a courtyard gathering area between the new and existing science buildings, and defines a major new pathway connecting the south campus and parking to the central campus green. The exterior materials define the different building functions and include copper panels, exterior cement plaster and perforated aluminum screens.
The new $15.4 million structures provide an additional 43,000 square feet of sophisticated, state-of-the-art, and extremely functional areas to the College of the Canyons' already-impressive learning environment.
Aliso Hall and Aliso Lab were funded in part by Measure C funds, provided to the college by voters in 2001. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the buildings was held on July 11 and the first classes were conducted during the 2007 Summer semester.