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Learning Resource Center

Building progress, one new technology at a time

Despite the challenge of a shortened schedule by which to obtain design approval through the Division of State Architect, BRJ spearheaded the use of a relatively new technology for the structural frame of the building, an unbonded brace frame. This technology had yet to be used on a college campus in California and required close coordination with DSA for approval. The extended timeframe for agency approval was recovered during construction due to the shortened steel construction schedule and ultimately allowed for a smoother and stress free relocation by the District into their new building.


House functions located in the current Library/LRC, which includes the Library, the Learning Center, and the Campus Data Center. The new LRC will allow for the expansion of all of these functions, as well as the accommodations of more varied programs and functions such as distributed learning, electronic commons, audiovisual learning activities and services, individual and group study areas, teleconferencing, staff development and office and work areas for support services. The new LRC will become the central hub for the college’s technology and audiovisual services and support. In addition to facilities that serve primarily the students or the faculty, this facility will house a variety of spaces that can be utilized also by the community. Those spaces are: a 100-seat auditorium, an Art Gallery, mutli-purpose Room, and a Copy Center.


Short schedule to complete design gain DSA approval to secure state funding for the project design. Unbonded brace frame design for structural steel utilization and DSA education due to fairly new technology usage. Scheduling and coordination the move of the existing Library to the new LRC to ensure that existing Library would be demolished. DSA Field change approvals and Deferred submittals approval.

BRJ’s project role

Planners, Program and Project Manager

Project value

$36 million

Project completion date

June 2011

Construction type

new construction / site improvements


Planners:  Kitchell/BRJ

Program Manager:  Kitchell/BRJ

Project Manager:  Kitchell/BRJ

Construction Manager: Tilden-Coil Contractors

Architect:  Steinberg Architects

Contractor:   Multi-Prime

Agency:  Division of State Architect (DSA)

Crafton Hills College
San Bernardino Community College District
San Bernardino, CA

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