The new three-story building adds 57,400 square feet of classrooms and labs to the center of campus


MENIFEE, Calif. – June 3, 2024 – Adding to Riverside County’s burgeoning public community college offerings, C.W. Driver Companies, a leading builder serving California since 1919, has completed construction management services on a new two-story STEM building on the Menifee campus of Mt. San Jacinto College. The $38M building is the 5th project for the community college district from the Southern California construction firm.


The state-of-the-art STEM building, which broke ground in May 2022, unifies the school’s growing biology, physical science, and math programs into one location (where they were previously spread out across several campuses). The 57,400 square-foot structure will provide students and faculty with a centralized hub in the center of campus to collaborate, experiment, and learn in the various science and technology fields. In addition to creating one centralized building for STEM studies, the project also provides the math department a permanent place for instruction. The building, which features expansive windows and a generous atrium, houses science labs and lecture rooms, general classrooms, math and general studies labs, and faculty offices.


Located at 28237 La Piedra Road, the Menifee campus is one of four for Mt. San Jacinto College, which has additional campuses in Banning, Temecula, and San Jacinto. The college serves more than 25,000 full—and part-time students annually.


“The new Mt. San Jacinto College STEM building is an important addition to the Menifee campus, bringing a modern hub to student and faculty members at the center of campus,” said Brent Hughes, COO at C.W. Driver Companies. “The integrated design and spacious indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to encourage collaboration and learning, specifically for the college’s growing STEM courses.”


C.W. Driver Companies collaborated with architects DLR Group on the project. Other notable higher education projects by C.W. Driver Companies include the CSU San Bernardino – Coyote Village and Coyote Commons; Riverside CCD – Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, Education Center; UC Santa Barbara Interactive Learning Pavilion, MiraCosta College Chemistry & Biotechnology Building; Pomona-Pitzer’s Rains Athletic Center; Long Beach City College – Multi-Disciplinary Facility Replacement, Coast CCD – OCC Language Arts and Social Science Building, Kinesiology and Athletics Complex and Student Union Complex, Coastline College, Student Services Center; OCC Kinesiology & Aquatics Pavilion; San Diego CCD – Mesa College, Fine Arts Building; Chapman University’s Keck Center for Science and Engineering; Cal Poly Pomona’s Student Services Building; and Vanguard University’s Waugh Student Center.



About C.W. Driver Companies

C.W. Driver Companies is a premier builder serving California since 1919. In 2019, the historic company proudly celebrated its 100-year anniversary. As a leader in general contracting and construction management services, C.W. Driver Companies are on the cutting edge across a broad spectrum of industries, including education, commercial/office, technology, healthcare/biomedical, mixed-use, assisted living, entertainment, retail, industrial and civic. Ranked in Engineering News Record’s Top 150 General Contractors and Top 100 Construction Managers, C.W. Driver Companies has the ability to build a variety of projects, from large tenant improvements to small renovations and specialized projects through its affiliates Driver SPG and Good & Roberts. C.W. Driver Companies has offices located in Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, San Diego and Carlsbad. For more information, please visit Follow C.W. Driver Companies on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.