The South County Regional Educational Center is a joint venture Educational Village project developed by the San Diego County Office of Education, Southwestern College, and the City of National City Redevelopment Agency.

The center offers distance learning and includes a webcast studio, hi-tech mediated/webcast conference rooms and training centers, informational commons, and a cyber café.

The urban site consists of the two-story, 25,000 SF South County Regional Educational Center, a 48,000 SF Educational Facility for Southwestern College, a shared 300 space parking structure and an urban plaza including street frontage for retail uses.

Services provided include a Professional Development Center for teachers, classrooms for Juvenile Court Community School students, and facilities for the Special Education Local Area Plan (SELPA) for the South County.

Energy efficient design is emphasized throughout the building. Title 24 was exceeded by 17.8%. High performance concepts include an energy efficient building shell, high performance HVAC system, day lighting and high performance glazing.


The project was awarded the 2007 CASH/AIACC Leroy F Greene “Design Award of Excellence”


Location: National City, California

District: San Diego County Office of Education and Southwestern Community College

Cost: $20.9 Million

Size: 73,000 sf

Completion Date: 2004

Awards: Award of Excellence, Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH Award of Excellence, 2007); Award of Merit, Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC)