The San Diego office of general contractor Rudolph and Sletten was recently awarded the construction contract for a $60 million Math, Science and Engineering Building planned at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

Officials said the two-story, 103,000-square-foot project, currently in its schematic design phase, includes 21 classrooms and 16 labs for physical and life science and math programs. There will also be administrative space, faculty offices and meeting rooms.

The project’s architect is Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects of Escondido. Construction is set to start in June 2016, with completion expected by Spring 2018.

The building will be constructed in an area now home to the college’s athletic department offices, swimming pool and gym facilities, known as the 1000 Building Complex. Rudolph and Sletten will be responsible for demolition of the older facilities as well as the new construction.

It is the contractor’s first project for the Chula Vista community college district, following prior local education-related work completed for institutions including UC San Diego, University of San Diego, San Diego Community College District and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

Rudolph and Sletten is headquartered in Redwood City, with regional offices in San Diego, Roseville and Irvine. Its recent local projects include the 22-story, $450 million San Diego Central Courthouse, currently underway in downtown San Diego.