PLLUMP’s progress and future addressed at the student senate


Megan Roberts-King, Channels Staff

The president of Anderson Brule Architects presented the progress of the Program Location and Land Use Master Plan to the Student Senate for input at City College.

Pamela Anderson-Brule, president of the Anderson Brule Architects, explored the vision development of the program and the ways that it will affect the organization of the campuses.

“The focus of PLLUMP is to shift/reallocate existing program spaces to improve the educational experience for all students,” Anderson-Brule said.

She explained that classrooms and facilities at the City College campuses are currently “located all over the place.”

By organizing it in a way that flows more effectively and makes sense to students, the projected layouts can lessen recurring overcrowding at the school.

The plan establishes future layouts for the different campuses that will solve many ongoing issues including facility organization, overcrowding, and the lack of parking availability. It was approved by the Board of Trustees in August 2014 and is composed of three phases – discovery, program and future.

City College is composed of three campuses, two of which are far less populated than the school’s main campus and are commonly forgotten. The Wake and Schott campuses are located in other areas of the Santa Barbara community and currently offer non-credit classes and adult education programs.

Anderson-Brule proposed three scenario concepts that outline the relocation of programs to the other campuses. Large departments such as the School of Culinary Arts or School of Nursing could be confined to a singular location to prevent the amount of time that students spend traveling between campuses.

“The plan is an excellent vision for the future of our institution,” said Ethan Bertrand, the newest appointed member of the Student Senate. “It works to optimize and modernize current school resources and explores new possibilities in order to provide the greatest possible outcome for students.”

Funding that would pay for the completion of the program was proposed last year as Measure S, a $288 million bond measure that failed in the last November election. This loss means that the college will need to locate funding to cover the costs of the land-use program somewhere else.

Anderson Brule Architects will be launching feedback surveys out to students starting Monday, Feb. 9, and will conclude on the following Monday.

“The entire thing that is driving everything is student success,” Anderson-Brule said to the senate. “We can have lots of opinions coming from different people, but your opinions are very important to the college.”