Current Projects Under Design/Construction
Loxahatchee Groves Campus
Phase 1, Multi-Purpose Classroom/Administration Building and related site work
- Construction Started - April 2015 - 50,000 GSF
- Construction Cost - $20,000,000
- Architect - Zyscovich Architects
- Construction Manager - Balfour Beatty Construction
- Construction Completed - January 2017
The new Loxahatchee Groves Campus site consists of 75 acres and is located at the northwest corner of Southern Boulevard and B Road in western central Palm Beach County. Phase I of this project includes site paving, drainage, utility infrastructure, and a multiple-story building of approximately 50,000 square feet. This will be a flexible, multi-purpose building, housing general education classrooms, administrative staff and faculty offices, a large lecture hall, student support services and ancillary support services.
The new campus will be developed with an overall approach to preserving the rural and natural beauty of the site and the community. The master plan is designed in concert with the three existing wetlands and pristine areas of cypress trees and virgin woodlands which will be protected and planned as environmental assets to the campus. The master development plan in coordination with the Town of Loxahatchee Groves supports the concept of smart growth recognizing the importance of the right campus setting to foster lifelong learners who are successful and responsible citizens in a global society.
Palm Beach State College is committed to sustainable planning design and construction. The new campus will be designed under the new 2012 International Green Construction Code. This new code will create buildings which are more efficient, reduce waste, and have a positive impact on health, safety and community welfare. Palm Beach State College will continue to lead the way with the development of the new Loxahatchee campus to achieve the highest standard of green construction and energy efficiency possible.
Development of the first phase of this campus puts Palm Beach State College closer to its goal of providing more convenient access to educational services for residents of the most underserved communities in its serving area.