SJCC High Tech Center

The San Jose City College (SJCC) High Tech Center is an 80,000 sq. ft. five-story building housing classrooms, research areas, and office space.  The building is L-shaped with symmetrically projecting wings.  At the front entrance of the building there is a full-height glass curtain wall extending up 10 feet beyond the roof.

The building was constructed utilizing concrete floor slabs over metal deck, with composite steel beams and girders and steel wide-flange columns.  The building’s lateral load resisting system includes eight symmetrically placed, full-height concentric steel braced frames.  The foundation consists of a four foot thick reinforced concrete mat, overlain by an 11” thick micro-reinforced concrete topping slab.