College of San Mateo
Education — San Mateo, CA

College of San Mateo

This 90,000-sf Health and Wellness Building is part of the voter-approved Capital Improvement Program II, which utilized a design-build delivery method. McCarthy's higher education construction builders collaborated with architects, consultants, subcontractors early on to deliver the College of San Mateo campus two new buildings, extensive site work improvements, including various infrastructure, landscaping and hardscaping upgrades as well as a 140,000-sf College Center.

The Health and Wellness Building contains classrooms for the college’s Cosmetology, Nursing, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, and Physical Education programs, as well as the San Mateo Athletic Club and an aquatic center.


  • Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning, Inc.


  • Awuatic Design Group


  • BKF Engineers
  • Forell/Elsesser Engineers, Inc.
  • Western Allied

Through an innovative and successfully collaborative design-build program spanning multiple projects, College of San Mateo was able to open its doors to both the Allied Health and Wellness Building and College Center months ahead of their respective schedules and present our students, faculty and the greater community with two exceptional facilities.

Rick Bennett, Executive Director of Construction Planning
San Mateo County Community College District


Paul Erb

Paul Erb

2665 N 1st Street
Suite 102
San Jose, CA 95134

Awards and Recognition

2011 Green Building Award

College of San Mateo Health & Wellness Building
Sustainable San Mateo County, Recycleworks, AIA San Mateo County

Statewide Educational Wrap Up Program logo
2010 Safety Recognition Award

College of San Mateo Health & Wellness
Statewide Educational Wrap Up Program
Owner Controlled Insurance Program

Melvin award hammer
2010 Melvin McCarthy Award

Excellence in Quality Management
College of San Mateo Health & Wellness Building
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.