Santa Monica College satellite campus plans unveiled for Malibu


The new $25-million complex will be built on Civic Center Way on county-owned land next to the current courthouse and library.

By Jimy Tallal / Special to The Malibu Times

Malibu officials and residents got their first look at the proposed buildings for the new Santa Monica College–Malibu Campus and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sub-station at a public meeting of the Malibu Public Facilities Authority last week.

The proposed $25-million, 27,500 square-foot complex educational facility would be built where an existing 23,882 square-foot decommissioned sheriff’s station is currently located next to the Malibu Courthouse. The existing vacant sheriff’s sub-station would be demolished and a new two-story building would include a new 5,700 square-foot sheriff’s sub-station.

Kevin Tyrrell, associate partner and architect with Los Angeles-based Quatro Design Group, presented drawings of the contemporary-style building plans and grounds for the new complex, which is “green” and sustainably designed for minimal energy, light and water usage. The proposed campus will accommodate as many as 210 students and 12 faculty/staff at one time.

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