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2002: Measure E

Learn about the 2002 Measure E bond passed by the voters of the El Camino Community College District.

Bond Overview

In November 2002, voters of the El Camino Community College District approved a $394 million facilities bond measure. New buildings were constructed, along with numerous “unseen improvements” to ensure campus safety, such as improved ventilation, water and sewer upgrades, electrical modernizations, and asbestos testing and mitigation.


Fall 2004

$6.7 million

Renovations to the Science Complex brought new labs, new equipment, new ventilation system, new electrical wiring, new cabinets, and new furniture, along with air conditioning. Four chemistry lecture rooms and five laboratories were added, offering a greater opportunity for students to interact and use the scientific resources available. 


Spring 2007

$12.5 million

Upgrades were made to these systems campuswide to ensure safety.


Spring 2008

$30.9 million

The brand-new Humanities Building opened just in time for the spring 2008 semester with a grand opening celebration complete with an open house, reception, and tours. The 83,900-square-foot facility is the first completely new instructional building on the El Camino campus in nearly 40 years. The building replaces the last of the original “barracks-type” structures on campus, trucked up more than 60 years ago from the old Santa Ana Army Air Base in Orange County. Construction includes energy-efficient features and utilizes recycled and eco-friendly materials wherever possible.


Summer 2008

$14.3 million

The new energy-efficient Central Plant features three hot water boilers and three chillers, designed to supply heated and chilled water to the entire campus. State-of-the-art, energy-efficient systems were installed to help lower energy costs and reduce the campus’ carbon footprint.

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Summer 2009

$25.2 million

Parking Lot H is a five-level parking structure at the intersection of Stadium Way and Redondo Beach Boulevard, offering 1,230 parking spaces. The structure is equipped with security cameras and a monitoring system that counts the spaces available and posts the information on electronic sign boards at the two entrances.


Spring 2010

$2.4 million

The Humanities Mall project features new drought-tolerant landscaping in the area and serves as part of the “front door” to campus along Crenshaw Boulevard. Café Camino is nearby, a new addition to campus food service options.


Spring 2010

$9.1 million

A remodeled space offers improved access to books and other academic supplies, along with areas to meet and gather.


Fall 2011

$41 million

Numerous projects were implemented to improve campus infrastructure, accessibility, safety and security, while also enhancing technology.


Fall 2011

$5.6 million

The renovated, modernized and energy-efficient Social Science Building features entirely new plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, fire alarms and data/communication programs. The elevator was also upgraded to ADA compliance. A redesigned floor plan increased classroom space and added faculty offices, four large conference rooms, and security cameras.


Fall 2013

$13.8 million

Upgrades to technology and equipment accessibility were implemented throughout campus.


Spring 2013

$3 million

The new Athletic & Fitness Complex is the first step in a complete remodel of campus athletics facilities. This first phase includes a new field for athletic team practices, physical education classes, and areas for track and field events, as well as three sand volleyball courts.

Spring 2013

$35.1 million

The new Math Business Allied Health (MBA) Building features computer labs, classrooms, and Health Sciences labs with WiFi and "smart" classroom technology, along with a tutoring center and a spacious student lobby with study areas. Energy-efficient upgrades can be found throughout the building.


Spring 2014

$3.4 million

A new STEM Center on the lower level of the Natural Science Building promotes student success, retention, and graduation by serving as a hub for tutoring and academic support programs. This new 9,334-square-foot learning center is designed for students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines and offers a place to meet, study, and network.


Fall 2015

$38.3 million

The 105,090-square-foot ITEC is a completely renovated space, featuring 70 classrooms and 24 labs that provide access to 209 new computers, training equipment, and tool rooms for drafting, fashion, and cosmetology programs. Administration of justice, architecture, automation robotics and manufacturing, engineering technology, fire technology, emergency medical technology (EMT), electronics and computer hardware technology, and the observatory are also located in the ITEC building.


Fall 2015

$29.9 million

The brand-new 44,000-square-foot CAT building features exterior-covered areas and vehicle/equipment yards, paint spray booths, and state-of-the-art welding equipment, among many other learning opportunities for students. The new facility houses the college’s welding technology, automotive collision repair and painting, automotive technology, and air conditioning and refrigeration programs.

  • 1949 Yearbook: Shops building construction intro pages

Fall 2016

$48 million

The new Athletic Education and Fitness Complex / Murdock Stadium officially opened just in time for the first football game of the 2016 season. The modern facility supports the college’s outstanding men’s and women’s athletic programs and kinesiology classes, replacing the original 1949 structure. The complex includes a 7,869-seat stadium; synthetic turf fields for both football and soccer; a collegiate nine-lane running track with pole vault, high jump, long jump, and steeple chase; and an athletic training facility, modern locker rooms, and a new equipment room.

  • 1959 yearbook
  • Murdock Stadium // pg 11
  • 1960 yearbook
  • Stadium // pg 40
  • 1961 yearbook
  • Murdock stadium // pg 143
  • THE WARWHOOP: Stadium
  • 25, 1953 // Page 3
  • Oct, 23, 1953 // front page