Cornerstone Earth Group, Inc. was retained by the 𝗦𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁 to provide #Geotechnical and #Construction Services at 𝗖𝗮𝗻̃𝗮𝗱𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲. After completion, the new 2-story Kinesiology and Wellness Building will provide 25,685 square feet of academic space and 11,379 square feet for the local community. The building will also house the Cañada College Athletics, Kinesiology and Dance Department (KAD), bringing the structure to a total of 105,000 square feet.
The classrooms will provide state-of-the-art settings for dance, Pilates, indoor cycling and other fitness and wellness activities and will include an instructional and a competitive swimming pool. The nearby South Plaza area will be re-developed to create a visually inviting space that will act as an extension of the new Kinesiology and Wellness Building.
The location of the new building and pools was originally a knoll and ravine that had historically been cut off and filled in as part of grading for the campus. About two-thirds of the new building was positioned directly on shallow bedrock with the remaining one-third over deep fills around the edges of the previous ridge line knoll. The project consisted of analyzing the existing descending slopes beyond the building and surrounding improvements and supporting the building on shallow foundations in locations of shallow bedrock and deep drilled piers where the building extended over the deep fills. The fills extended to depths greater than 50 feet.