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San Mateo CCD Skyline College Environmental Science Bldg
San Bruno, CA
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San Mateo CCD Skyline College Environmental Science Bldg

Progressive design-build of a new 22,000 s.f. Environmental Science Building, perched on a cliffside.

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San Bruno, CA


San Mateo County Community College District


DES Architects & Engineers


22,000 s.f.



Market Sector


Delivery Method

Progressive Design-Build


  • Award Winner


  • LEED Gold Certification
  • Net-Zero Certification

Using progressive design-build delivery, XL Construction built a new, 22,000 s.f. Environmental Science Building on a picturesque ridgetop of the Skyline College campus. This elegant one-story structure provides sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding hills. With flexibility to host classes and revenue-generating events, the facility is a key asset to the college and its community. At the heart of the building is the 290-person events center, for which XL sourced and installed 22-foot-high high structural glass to create majestic views. The facility also features two 56-seat dry labs/classrooms and two 120-seat lecture halls. XL also installed an outdoor learning area incorporating native boulders. The building is LEED-Gold certified and Zero Net Energy-ready.

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The entire project team including the user groups, Skyline College Facilities personnel, the Construction Manager, the Design Builder, the architect and the engineers collaboratively worked together to realize the vision that the District had for this facility. The team was committed to being fair-minded in recognizing each participant’s stake in the final project. The CM/DBE team pursued the resolution of complex issues by organizing and analyzing layered information and ultimately bringing thoughtful compromises and ideas to the table.

Vice Chancellor, Skyline College

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