Balfour Beatty, HMC Architects Celebrate Completion of Sierra College’s New Instructional Building

by Balfour Beatty

October 23, 2023

ROCKLIN, C.A. – Balfour Beatty, as part of the progressive design-build team with HMC Architects, celebrates the completion of Sierra Joint Community College District’s (Sierra College) New Instructional Building (Building Q) in Rocklin, California.

Building Q is a three-story classroom facility that replaces and consolidates campus square footage from several smaller inefficient buildings to one larger efficient building with modern and comfortable classrooms and gathering spaces. With 85,000 square feet of classrooms, teaching laboratories, art studios, student collaborative spaces and office spaces, Building Q reimagines the future of higher educational learning spaces harvesting endless opportunities for future generations.

“We are so proud to be a part of this iconic project,” said Kyle Frandsen, Balfour Beatty vice president in Sacramento. “The success of the New Instructional Building is attributed to our team’s ongoing commitment to safety and innovation, and consistent collaboration with Sierra College and our industry partners through an integrated progressive design-build delivery. It was an honor for Balfour Beatty to deliver another essential and inspiring learning space in California that leaves a positive impact in meeting the growing needs of our client and the local community.”

As Engineering News-Record (ENR) California’s No.1 educational builder in California by revenue, Balfour Beatty leverages over 40 years of experience in building best-in-class K-12 and higher educational facilities, local talent and network to meet the growing demand for the K-12 and higher education construction market in California.

Sierra College’s Building Q is funded by the community support of Measure E, as part of its Facilities Master Plan Implementation, the first bond approved for the campus since 1957 which provides $350 million in facilities bond funding for improvements to its Rocklin location.

Located directly north of Weaver Hall and west of the new parking garage on the northern edge of campus, Building Q opened for the Fall 2023 semester on August 21 to students, faculty and staff. To learn more about the college’s ongoing improvement projects please visit