Science Community Center

Modesto Junior College/ Yosemite Community College District



New building for the departments of Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, and Earth Science. Facility includes instructional laboratories for all departments, associated laboratory prep and storage spaces, cadaver rooms, planetarium, observatory, faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, lecture rooms, and the regional Great Valley Museum. Museum includes main collection exhibit space, Discovery Room, collections storage and workshop, and shop/store.


Modesto, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2013

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 110,100
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 68,800
  • Lab & Lab Support: 40,330

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $35,197,000

Important Details

  • LEED Certification Level: Certified
  • Design Excellence Award from AIA Sierra Valley Chapter


  • Lionakis & Turley and Associates


  • Chip Allen Photography