Plans Available for Measure J-Funded Veterans Resource Center
by Marcie Kagawa on May 26, 2017
Cypress College is committed to serving its student veterans. The Measure J bond approved by District voters in 2014 provides the College with the necessary resources to significantly upgrade technical job training facilities, aging classrooms, and veteran amenities. Plans and renderings for the new Veterans Resource Center, Veterans Memorial Plaza, and Tribute Garden are now available. For the full presentation, click here.
The Pond and current Student Activities Center area of the Cypress College campus will look like this when the VRC, Veterans Memorial Plaza, and Tribute Garden are completed.
The new VRC will be built in front of the current Student Activity Center and connected to the existing building, which will be renovated. The new SAC will also house the International Student Program.
This is a detailed floor plan of the new Veterans Resource Center and Student Activities Center.
This is a rendering of the front of the VRC building. In planning sessions with constituent groups, veterans voiced their desire for glass paneling that would not impede their view of their surroundings.
The new VRC lobby is expected to look something like this.
This is a detailed drawing of the new VRC, Veterans Memorial Plaza, and Tribute Garden. The garden will feature the U.S. flag, flags of the five military branches, and POW flag.
This is a photo rendering of the VRC, Veterans Memorial Plaza, and Tribute Garden from the northeastern corner of the Pond area.
This is a photo rendering of an aerial shot of the College’s new Pond area.
Veterans Resource Center and Student Activities Center Timeline
Program Validation: December 2016-February 2017 Schematic Design: February-April 2017 Design Development: April-July 2017 Construction Documentation: July-October 2017 Groundbreaking: June 2018 Construction Completion: August 2019 Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment: August-September 2019 Opening: September 2019
Veterans Memorial Plaza Timeline
Please remember all future dates are tentative and highly subject to change.