Measure E Projects at De Anza
Measure E is a $248 million bond approved in 1999 by voters in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, enabling the district to repair and rehabilitate college facilities to meet current standards. Approximately $130 million was earmarked for renovation and construction at De Anza.
The funds helped to pay for replacing aging roofs, plumbing and electrical systems; refurbishing classrooms, science laboratories and restrooms; and constructing science and high-tech computer labs, classrooms and school facilities.
Below are listed some of the significant Measure E projects at De Anza.
Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
The state-of-the-art Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies opened in fall 2005 and is home to the Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences Division. Features in this climate-responsive, energy efficient, multi-purpose building include a solar plaza, environmental study area, pollution prevention lab, energy management lab, biodiversity lab, offices and both indoor and outdoor learning spaces.
Registration & Student Services Building
The Registration & Student Services (RSS) building was opened in summer 2005. This two-story building provides an efficient and comfortable environment with plenty of natural light. It houses the Admissions Office, Bookstore and other student services. The lobby has a number of computers that students can use to access De Anza's registration system and other online services.
The Science Center Complex was completed in summer 2004 and opened in fall quarter. Facilities include chemistry, biology, and computer labs, support areas, study rooms and a lecture hall. The complex includes three buildings and uses natural daylight, natural air flow and efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The Stelling Garage on the east side of the campus, with surrounding surface parking, provides space for 1,765 vehicles. The garage offers easy access to the athletic fields, pool, PE Quad, L-Quad, Forum building, Campus Center, Administration building and Main Quad.