A construction worker signing the final beam
Campus administrators pose for a photo
The final beam being lifted into place


On June 9, the campus community gathered outside of the future Applied Technology Building at San Bernardino Valley College to watch as the last beam was placed on its frame. The high-sustainability building is made to have zero emissions, even providing electricity to the school via the photovoltaic technology being built into the structure.


The project is set to be completed in the year 2025 and aims to provide a learning space for the college's next generation of aspiring engineers, contractors, and creatives. Inside the building, students will receive hands-on training in various fields, including electric vehicle repair, water inspection technology, modern machining, HVAC technology, and more. Funding for the project comes from a mix of local contributions and state support through Measure CC and the State of California.


Interim President Dr. Linda Fontanilla said, “Our new Applied Technology Building represents our commitment to providing our local students with the best education and training available, which will allow them to excel in their careers.”


Attendees were given the opportunity to sign the beam, as a representation of the support and enthusiasm of the San Bernardino community in celebrating an SBVC milestone.


This newest SBVC landmark symbolizes the continuation of the campus's almost century of work towards a brighter future for San Bernardino Valley College students and the entire community.