Plans are underway for Building 10, a new, three-story, 60,000-square-foot facility on Valencia’s West Campus on Kirkman Road.
SchenkelShultz Architecture and McCree, an Orlando-based design/build team, was awarded the $13 million construction contract in June. The project is currently under design, with construction slated to begin in January 2012 and be completed by December 2012.
The new building will become home to Valencia’s Continuing Education division, which is currently based out of a rented space on Sand Lake Road. By ending its lease on the 30,000-square-foot Sand Lake Center, the college will be able to save about $700,000 annually.
In addition to Continuing Education classes, Building 10 will house technology support for the college and institutional research.
With a credit student body of 41,178 (up 7 percent from last year), Valencia continues to grow. The college has two other building projects currently underway. Construction is in progress for the first building of the new Lake Nona Campus in southeast Orange County and the Osceola Campus is scheduled to break ground on a new building in September.