The Contra Costa County Community College District has engaged Ratcliff and its consultants to design the new Brentwood Education Center for Los Medanos College. The new Center will be located on a 17 acre site at the southern edge of the city of Brentwood. It lies at the intersection of a new residential development, agricultural land and the state regional park surrounding Mount Diablo.
The new 55,000 sf facility will be made up of two buildings connected by a circulation spine and sharing two courtyards. The academic building to the north includes (13) general classrooms and a Science Center with (4) labs and support spaces. The second building to the south houses faculty and administration, student services and student support spaces. There is a student Commons component which will include a computer lab, library services, a bookstore and student soft space.