Cañada College Gateways, Circulation and Parking Project


Project Manager: Alex Acenas Telephone:650-738-7064 E-Mail

Project Coordinator: Jennifer James Telephone:650-738-7065 E-Mail 

Landscape Architect David Gates & Associates

General Contractor: Robert A. Bothman, Inc.

Construction Manager: Avery BrundageTelephone:



  • Design phase:  March - October 2007
  • Agency approval:  November 2007 – January 2008
  • Bid and contract award phase:  February – April 2008
  • Construction phase:  May 2008 – May 2009

Funding Source(s): Measure A general obligation bond fund Project Description:

In line with SMCCCD’s goal to provide world-class educational facilities for students and faculty, the intent of this project is to enhance the exterior environment at Cañada College and make the whole campus experience an integral part of attaining this goal. The projects hopes to give the campus a park-like quality, with a strikingly beautiful and impressive appearance while requiring minimal maintenance. Particular attention will be given to the following elements:

  • Landmark entries at Farm Hill Boulevard and Cañada Road
  • Landscape hierarchies to define vehicular and pedestrian circulation routes and manage pedestrian/vehicular interface
  • Activated spaces that support campus activities
  • Accessible paths of travel for the physically disabled community
  • Emergency vehicle access Safety and security measures
  • Concessions Art Public Transportation, Passenger Drop-Off and Pick-Up Zones, Service & Delivery

Project Benefits: This project will create a cohesive Cañada College identity throughout the campus. By addressing these key elements, the campus environment will be enhanced, taking full advantage of the many natural assets which already exist. The completion of this project will provide safe, comfortable and clear areas for student and faculty to arrive, navigate and relax on campus. Status:Complete