Career Tech 24x36 RenderedA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for a state-of-the-art career and education complex at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside – a project designed and managed by the DGS Real Estate Services Division Project Management and Development Branch.

A team of DGS architects, engineers and project directors helped make the facility one of the leading schools in the state for career and technical education programs. Project highlights include:

  • Video and film production studio
  • Culinary arts kitchen
  • Digital arts studio
  • Professional career center
  • Graphic arts studios
  • Construction technology shops
  • Automotive technology shops

Staff and students have been using the new facilities since they were completed last fall. DGS is currently working with the U.S. Green Building Council to certify the project as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver for schools.

The Career and Technology Education Department at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside helps students prepare for life after high school. The department’s goal is to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills, which will help them become independent and successful members of their community.

A big thank you to the following DGS staff directly involved in the completion of the project:

Project Leads:
Dave Edwards, Project Director III
Tom Wells, Supervising Architect
Saied Rashidian, Senior Civil Engineer
Matt Miles, Senior Mechanical Engineer
Diane Gould, Senior Structural Engineer (now with DSA)
Lanny Young, Senior Electrical Engineer
Jeff Tsuruoka, Senior Landscape Architect

Other important contributing PMDB team members:
Alonzo Arreola, Project Director II
Kathryn Savage, ACA
Nancy Voss & Maria Gassoumis, Senior Architects
Terri McIntosh, Senior Delineator
Rudy Oineza, Senior Civil Engineer
Stuart Carter, Senior Electrical Engineer
Rodd Borgogno, Senior Mechanical Engineer

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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