The reVitalizing of Los Angeles Valley College
What's New at LAVC? Learn How the reVitalization of Los Angeles Valley College is now underway...
Valley College is currently undergoing a $612 million renovation and building project to renovate existing buildings and build new sustainable buildings. Existing classroom buildings are being updated with new technology and energy efficient standards. In addition, all new campus structures are being built as LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings.
It all began when the voters of Los Angeles approved Proposition A in 2001 and Proposition AA in 2003 to help improve college facilities at Los Angeles Valley College. Later, Los Angeles voters approved Measure J in 2008 to further improve college facilities and expand educational programs to meet the growing needs of the community.
In 2006, Valley College made history with the opening of its Maintenance & Operations / Sheriff's Station, which was the campus’ first new building in more than 30 years. The Maintenance and Operations / Sheriff’s Station was also heralded as the first LEED-certified building at a college in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).
In the years that followed, the college updated many of its aging facilities and added several new buildings. Existing existing classrooms were redesigned with a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, energy efficient windows and smart-classroom equipment. In addition, the college's run-down bathrooms received a complete makeover.
The college opened its Allied Health & Sciences Center and a remodeled Pool Complex in the North Gymnasium in 2008. The Adapted Physical Education Center, which is a new gymnasium with specially modified exercise equipment for individuals with limited mobility, and a state-of-the-art Belle & Harry Krupnick Media Arts Center (TV studio) opened in 2009.
The beginning of Fall 2010 marked the opening of the Student Services Complex and a portion of the Child Development & Family Complex—the Child Development Center and Child Development Department buildings; the final part of the complex, the Family Resource Center, was completed in mid-2011. In Fall 2012, the college opened its new Library & Academic Resource Center. The Community Services Center, which features a gymastics center, climbing wall, and teaching kitchen, opened in the Spring of 2015.
In 2016, Valley College marked the completion of its award-winning Student Union (also known as the Monarch Center) and the Monarch Athletic Center and unveiled Kent Twitchell's iconic Freeway Lady mural on the side of its Student Services Center.
Most revently, the campus has finally started clearing the way for a new performing arts complex called the Valley Academic and Cultural Center on the north end of the campus.
To learn more about the construction and renovation projects at Valley College, click the list of links below.
To learn more about LACCD bond building program, please visit BuildLACCD Web site.