Blach Kicks off Construction at Cuesta College with Two New Buildings, Part of Measure L Bond Program

Paso Robles, Calif. – (February 29, 2016)  Cuesta College’s North County and San Luis Obispo campuses will receive two new buildings this year as part of Measure L, the College’s $275 million bond measure passed by voters in November 2014.

To kick off these projects, Blach Construction Company recently began preparatory work on both campuses to make way for the construction of a new campus center and classroom building. Six large modular buildings on Cuesta College’s North County campus in Paso Robles, Calif. are being dismantled and will be replaced with a 43,000 sq.ft. campus center. 

The new center will house a variety of student services, including counseling, admissions, records and financial aid, and will also include a cafeteria, bookstore, health center and space for student life. Construction of the new campus center is scheduled to begin this spring and is expected to complete in the fall of 2017. Blach Construction Company is serving as construction manager for the College and is collaborating with PMSM Architects of San Luis Obispo, Calif. 

Construction of a new instructional center on the San Luis Obispo campus will also begin this spring. This 32,000 sq.ft. building will feature multiple classrooms, offices and other teaching spaces and is expected to complete in the fall of 2017.

“We are excited to continue working with Cuesta College to build facilities that support students and the community,” said Blach Project Executive Dave Finn. “The new campus center is an extraordinary addition to the North County campus.”

Cuesta College is located in the heart of San Luis Obispo County and is highly regarded throughout the state for its excellent education programs, responsive student services and exceptional faculty and staff, according to its website. Established in 1963, the College serves nearly 10,000 students and offers classes at three locations: the main campus in San Luis Obispo, a North County campus in Paso Robles and a South County center in Arroyo Grande.

About Blach Construction Company 
Blach Construction Company builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout northern and central California. Blach’s experience encompasses a broad cross-section of commercial, industrial and institutional building types, including education, healthcare, technology, life sciences, professional services and civic/community facilities. Blach is also a recognized leader in sustainable design and construction. The company is based in Silicon Valley with a full-service regional office located in Monterey. Follow Blach on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Project renderings used with permission: PMSM Architects

Posted on Monday, February 29, 2016