Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center

Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center

2016 | Educational Facilities | National Award — Merit

Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

The design-build approach provided the owner the best design at the best value possible based on the design criteria. This method minimized the client’s risk of costs associated with design and also helped to facilitate expedited design and field solutions when issues arose in the field.


The Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center was a project that required a unique building design that houses a bookstore, cafeteria, health services center, café and meeting and recreational areas for students and faculty. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. was brought on as a design-build partner to create a functional and contemporary structure without disrupting the campus environment throughout the construction process.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: Los Angeles Valley College
Design-Builder: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Architect: LPA, Inc.
Engineers: LPA, Inc., KPFF
Specialty Contractors: Murray Company, Southland Industries
Specialty Consultants: RW Smith Company, Architectural Glass & Aluminum
Other Team Members: Rosendin Electric, Cosco Fire Protection
Duration of Construction: 27 months
Project Cost: $46,661,760