The PSEC Project — Designed for the Future
In 2009, Ratcliff Architects won statewide recognition with a Community College Facility Coalition Award of Merit for the Project in Design category for the Foothill College Physical Sciences & Engineering Center, home of the Foothill College Science Learning Institute (SLI).
All design and structural components of the new facility and grounds complement the distinct Pacific-style architecture for which Foothill College is internationally renown.
The facility has also been designed to achieve
the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership
in Energy & Environmental Design LEED® silver rating,
The center is 65,800 square feet and consists of three buildings:
  1. The lab building:
    • five chemistry labs
    • two physics labs
    • materials and nanoscience labs
    • a multipurpose lab
    • one classroom
  2. The classroom building:
    • six classrooms and
    • two large lecture rooms
  3. The commons area:
    • conference/multipurpose space
    • faculty offices
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About the Design

About the Construction

About the Foothill College Science Learning Institute

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PSEC Project
Contact Information

Brenda Davis-Visas
Director of Facilties &
Special Projects
(650) 949-7033