The design-build project includes construction of the Bill and Adele Jonas Center, a new community and banquet event facility, alterations to an existing building and general site work. Alten Construction began design work on the project, alongside LCA Architects.
The new one-story, 10,800-square-foot Bill and Adele Jonas Center utilizes much of the existing structures and foundations of the campus’ Building 19. The new facility will provide space for a 710-seat banquet hall, as well as a raised platform, restrooms, prep kitchen and support space. The project also included the addition of a one-story lounge space. The Bill and Adele Jonas Center will be used for college-sponsored events, programs and training, among other activities, as well as Rotary Club of Novato luncheons, events and meetings.
In addition to the new Bill and Adele Jonas Center, Alten Construction also will made modifications to the campus’ existing 4,800-square-foot Building 18. Updates to the one-story building include the design of a new commercial kitchen, laundry room, storage, office and meeting room spaces and the replacement of existing windows and exterior finish, a new parking lot with a passenger drop-off area, bicycle parking, sloped walkways from the upper level building to the lower level Bill and Adele Jonas Center and the prep kitchen, an outdoor pre-function space, a covered trellis area outside the lounge and an exterior deck adjacent to the banquet hall.