Grand Opening of Solano Community College’s new Auto Tech Center


Leaders from Solano Community College, the City of Vallejo and local businesses will officially unveil the college’s new Auto Tech Center. The college worked with the property owner and city to transform a vacant car dealership into a skills lab to teach students how to service and repair engines, transmissions, electronics, and hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. The 16,000-square-foot building includes classroom spaces and 11 work stations outfitted with vehicle lifts, diagnostic equipment, and tools.

Kitchell has been providing Program and Project Management services for Solano Community College for a series of small capital improvement projects, including the renovation of the Auto Tech Center.

Read more about the new Auto Tech Center in this article from the Contra Costa Times.

Solano College winds down 2012 bond-money projects

The vice president of finance and other Solano Community College administrators are living out of boxes these days now that Building 600 is closed. They moved to 360 Campus Lane, into new temporary digs, while their usual home was gutted, abated and renovated.

The $6 million project is one of the last major projects using bond money from the 2002 passage of Measure G.  The administration building (Building 600),  has been around since the early 1970s, had seen better days, with its small boardroom and primitive sound system.

Kitchell is providing construction management services for the Solano Community College project.

Read more about this project in this article from the Daily Republic.