The Academic Core Buildings Project consists of three new buildings, which replace three aging structures from the original Fremont campus. These buildings will house classrooms, laboratories, a new library, as well as offices and conference rooms totaling 188,000 square feet. Each of the buildings focuses on a particular academic discipline.
Building One, the Science Center, has 13 new science labs and prep rooms. Building Two, the Music and Visual Arts Center, holds a recital hall and band room, multiple practice rooms and a state of the art recording studio for the music department. The facilities for visual arts programs include a photography lab, and four studios for ceramics and sculpture; drawing and painting; design; and interior design.
The two-story Learning Commons in Building Three holds the library / learning resource center, tutoring centers, and learning labs for Communications, English and Math. Twenty new general classrooms and two tiered lecture halls will be distributed throughout all three buildings, as well as offices and meeting rooms and six new passenger elevators.
A groundbreaking for the Academic Core Buildings took place in April 2016 with a projected occupation date of 2019.