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Rising to New Heights: Celebrating the First Column of LAVC’s Academic Complex 1

April 22, 2024

Groundbreaking Progress at Los Angeles Valley College: Academic Complex 1 Takes Shape

Last month marked a significant milestone for the Los Angeles Valley College community as the first column of the new Academic Complex 1 was erected. This event heralds the construction of an 84,000 square foot, three-story educational hub designed to foster innovation and learning.

Features of the New Academic Complex:

  • Smart Classrooms: Equipped with the latest technology to enhance learning experiences.
  • Advanced Computer Labs: State-of-the-art facilities to support cutting-edge computer science education.
  • Modern Lecture Hall: Designed to host large-scale lectures and events, reminiscent of TED Talks.
  • Skills Demonstration & Test Room: A dedicated space for practical learning and testing.

The complex will serve as the cornerstone for departments such as Business Administration and Computer Science, promising to be a catalyst for academic and professional growth among students.

We extend our gratitude to our partners, Pankow Builders, KPFF Consulting Engineers, QDG Architecture, and Paragon, whose collaboration and expertise are vital in bringing this vision to life.

As noted by David Vela, President of the Board of Trustees, “This new building is not just about providing resources; it’s about enabling our students to achieve their dreams.” This project is a proud embodiment of the Los Angeles Community College District’s commitment to delivering excellent and accessible education.

We are thrilled to be part of this transformative project, which is set to empower students to excel both locally and globally.

Join the Celebration:

We invite you to join us in celebrating this landmark achievement. Leave your congratulations and well-wishes in the comments on LinkedIn!


Special thanks to our ConXtech champions—Jason Porraz, Catherine Kennedy, and Josh DeLehman—for their extraordinary contributions to this project.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to reach for the stars at Los Angeles Valley College.