Los Angeles Trade-Tech Breaks Ground on Construction Technology Building
LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles Trade-Technology College (LATTC) has broken ground on its latest expansion, a new Construction Technology building for the California-based public community college.
The new Construction Technology Building, now underway on a long-empty property at the corner of 23rd Street and Grand Avenue, will be three stories in height and feature nearly 180,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories and offices dedicated to LATTC's largest enrollment program — construction maintenance and utilities.
HMC Architects designed the contemporary low-rise structure, which will have a red brick exterior. The general contractor for the project is Bernards.
A 2018 presentation to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees indicates that the projects budget is at least $188 million — an increase of $12 million from one year earlier. The larger price tag was attributed in large part to design changes resulting from updates to the California building code, though tariffs affecting imported steel and aluminum were also cited as having a minor impact.
The Construction Technology Building is one of two new facilities now rising at the LATTC campus, the other being the school's $48-million Culinary Arts Building.
About Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is a public community college in Los Angeles, CA. It offers academic courses towards four-year colleges and vocational training programs. It is part of the Los Angeles Community College District and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, The American Culinary Federation and the National League of Nursing, among others. The 25-acre campus is located just south of the historic core of Los Angeles.