A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Jan. 30 at Glendale Community College (GCC) for the new Technology 3 (T3) building. Local community members and dignitaries along with representatives from GCC, Holly Street Studio, and Adolfson & Peterson Construction were on hand to officially commence the construction of the new building serving the College’s automotive technology program.

The college recently announced that the Technology 3 (T3) building will be named in honor of Dr. Phillip D. Randolph, GCC President Emeritus and a driving force behind so many innovations at the campus.

“We are thrilled to dedicate this brand new building to Dr. Phil Randolph, who has been a driving force behind so many innovations at Glendale. He recognized early the impact an Automotive Technology program could have on west valley students and was instrumental not only as an instructor in that program, but as the leader of this campus,” said Dr. Irene Kovala.

The existing 11,000 square feet T3 Building, originally constructed in 1969, was recently demolished to pave the way for the new 40,000 square feet state-of-the-art automotive technology complex.  The new complex, designed by Holly Street Studio, will feature classroom and instructional space, vehicle and tool storage bays, library and open learning spaces, and faculty offices.

The Dr. Phillip D. Randolf Center for Automotive Technology is budgeted at $7.9 million and is slated to open in January 2016.

This will be the second project A&P has partnered with Glendale Community College on in recent years.  The A&P team previously completed the complex renovation of the adjacent Technology 1 (T1) building in late 2013.

“Our team is honored to be contributing to the West Valley by building a truly unique learning environment for automotive technology,” states Jeff Keck, Vice President at A&P.  “Our team is excited to be involved on a project represents Dr. Randolph’s legacy of innovation.”