Skyline College CIP2 Design-Build Project


Project Manager:
Glenn Claycomb
Telephone: 650-


Project Coordinator:
Kanjana Srisupatpongsa
Telephone: 650-

Design-Build Contractor :
Hensel-Phelps Construction Company

Architect of Record for Building 4:
WRNS Studios

Architect of Record for Building 11:
BCA Architecture Planning Interiors


Structural Engineering for Building 4:
Crosby Group

Structural Engineering for Building 11:
Thornton Tomasetti

Civil Engineering:
Telamon Engineering Consultants, Inc.

Landscape Design:
Gates + Associates


Mechanical and Plumbing :
Critchfield Mechanical, Inc.

Decker Electric



  • Complete

Funding Source(s): Measure A general obligation bond funds


SKY CIP2 Design Build Project
This multi-component project was achieved using the design-build delivery method (wherein a design-build contractor is hired to provide the design as well as construction of the project), and continues the process of reinvigorating the facilities of Skyline College. The recently completed Building 6 Student & Community Center and the Building 7 Science Annex, along with modernizations to existing academic Building 8, Gymnasium Building 3 and the exterior athletic fields/tracks/courts, have begun the evolution to a complete college campus. The new buildings and major improvements to exterior areas of the campus that are planned as part of this Skyline CIP2 Design-Build Project will complete the renaissance.

Building 4 
Building 4 is the new home of the Cosmetology program, the Multi-Cultural Center and Hosting Gallery, college administration and general assignment classrooms. The Cosmetology facilities provide hair, make-up, and spa training functions and will also provide these services to the public in a facility that will emulate the experience of commercial salon and spa facilities. College administration moved from its former quarters in the Fine Arts Building (Building 1) to make way for additional fine arts instructional and studio space. The Multi-Cultural Center provides space to promote interaction among campus communities and promote awareness of campus programs available to them. The general assignment classrooms are both medium and large forum spaces which are currently in great demand on the campus and provides the college with more flexibility in course scheduling.

This building is visually and physically engaging to promote interaction among campus communities and increase awareness of campus programs available to students. It serves as a place to host special events and foster student interaction through formal and informal gatherings. The building is targeted to receive LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), demonstrating Skyline College’s commitment to sustainable building design and construction.

Building 11 Automotive Transmission
Building 11 allows the Automotive curriculum to expand by providing facilities for training in Automatic Transmission repair. Incorporated in this new building are seven service bays which simulate operations within a commercial automotive repair facility. The space allows students to obtain extensive education in the servicing of automatic transmissions.

Campus Site Improvements
Skyline College’s campus exterior was revamped to take advantage of the existing forest-like and grassland setting. The new landmark entries at Skyline Boulevard and Sharp Park Road are gateways to a lively campus where students and the community feel inspired to participate in college activities, with gathering spaces acting as centers of concentrated activity and energy. Landscape improvements create hierarchies to define vehicular and accessible pedestrian circulation routes and manage pedestrian/vehicular interface. Emergency vehicle access is improved, as well as other safety and security measures. Public transportation, passenger drop-off and pick-up zones, service and delivery zones were enhanced. Wayfinding signage, exterior lighting and provisions for art are also part of the project. In addition, the electrical and mechanical infrastructure of the campus is being upgraded.


  • Building 11 - Occupied Fall 2010
  • Building 4 - Occupied Spring 2011
  • Sitework - Complete