The Academic Core Buildings were constructed at the center of the Fremont campus on Mission Boulevard. The three buildings house classrooms, laboratories, offices, conference rooms and the library and totals 188,863 square feet. Each of the buildings focus on a particular academic discipline. Building One, the Science Center, houses 13 new science labs plus prep rooms. Building Two, the Music and Visual Arts Building, holds a recital hall and band room, multiple practice rooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio for the music department. The facilities for visual arts programs include a photography lab and four studios for ceramics and sculpture; drawing and painting; design; and interior design. The two-story Learning Commons in Building Three holds the library/learning resource center, tutoring centers and learning labs for Communications, English and Math. Twenty new general classrooms and two-tiered lecture halls will be distributed throughout all three buildings, as well as offices and meeting rooms and six new passenger elevators.