ARC Finalizing Updated Facilities Master Plan
September 20, 2019
Last year, we shared updates on the college and districtwide effort to update our Facility Master Plan. We are pleased to share that those plans are now complete, and you can view the plans at the Los Rios website.
The new Facilities Master Plans signal exciting changes ahead, both at American River College (ARC) and throughout the Los Rios Community College District. It represents our priority list with regard to all things facilities - upgrades, improvements, modernizations and new construction – for the next decade. By guiding and shaping where our students learn, it will have a meaningful impact on how and what they learn and provide for an enhanced learning experience by creating usable, flexible spaces.
Highlights from the Facilities Master Plan at ARC include significant modernizations of Raef Hall, Davies Hall and the Science building, as well as a number of other upgrades to better prepare students for technical and other high-demand fields, improve resources for our neediest students, and build modern learning environments to align with a changing educational and career needs.
The ARC Facilities Master Plan is a direct reflection of the input received from faculty, staff and administrative leaders at the college and throughout the district as part of the formal facilities planning process. Their invaluable feedback, coupled with a continuous assessment of student needs, resulted in a plan that will provide real value and tangible results as we strive to prepare our students for what’s next and give our faculty the tools to create high quality learning environments.
We look forward to seeing the innovative projects in this plan come to fruition, and to working with our students, faculty and staff to continue to assess changing conditions, monitor results and adjust the plans accordingly.