After undergoing an extensive commissioning process and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) construction review, the new Student Engagement Center at Mission College located in Santa Clara, California, officially achieved LEED Platinum! The project, completed in early 2018, was originally targeting LEED Gold, with the goal of achieving LEED Platinum. Achieving this highest LEED rating level means that the building is sustainably designed to be resource-efficient, high-performing and cost-effective long-term.

To achieve this level, the project went through the LEED Proven Provider program. The program includes rating the overall quality and consistency of Lionakis’ submitted documentation. This project achieved an “Excellent” rating for clear and consistent documentation. The team had just two construction review comments, which is unheard of!

The building consists of 101,397 square feet and is the second phase of the main building replacement on the Mission College campus. The facility houses a variety of student services including the Welcome Center, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Health Services, Student Outreach and the Career/Transfer Center, among others. Also included is the re-design of the campus entry. In addition to student services, the facility includes instructional spaces for community education, group study spaces, skills labs, tutorial services and faculty offices.

Congratulations to the entire project team on achieving Lionakis’ fourth LEED Platinum project!