Campus Facilities

Reviews campus facilities to determine condition and recommends improvements that best serve our students.


  • Makes long-term recommendations for facilities and operations, including buildings, grounds and custodial care.
  • Oversees the development of the campus five-year Facilities Master Plan.
  • Reviews and approves external requests for modifications to facilities based on the needs of our students.
  • Prioritizes requests to stay within budget.
  • Works with the district to implement recommendations and plans.
  • Make recommendations to appropriate budget development groups for funding of facilities.

De Anza Event Center

Board Action on Flint Center

Message sent to faculty and staff from the chancellor, June 11, 2019

Dear colleagues,

Yesterday evening, after carefully considering the testimony of 38 student, faculty and public speakers, the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees voted 4-1 to permanently close the Flint Center and initiate a plan to build a new facility that will better serve students, meet community needs for cultural venue and meeting space to the greatest extent possible, and provide an income stream. The board also directed staff to bring an action plan to the October 7, 2019, board meeting. The action plan will identify timelines and milestones leading to the preparation of multiple site development proposals for the board’s consideration by the end of calendar year 2020. Thereafter, staff will bring monthly progress reports to the board to allow for ongoing oversight and review of progress, including identification of potential funding sources.

We look forward to using the next year for gathering input from students, employees, and the public.  Thus far, it is clear that there is overwhelming support for a flexible space that could host district and community events beyond the capacity of De Anza’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (400 seats) and Foothill’s Smithwick Theatre (941seats). This need will be a key component in initial conceptual designs.

We will continue updating the district website related to the Flint Center and have posted a link to the results of the Flint online survey as of June 10.  Shortly after the October 7 board meeting, we will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the action plan. Additionally, progress reports on the action plan will be a standing item for Chancellor’s Advisory Council.

 Our students spoke eloquently at last night’s meeting, reminding us that they also are members of the larger community.  They called upon the board to work to meet the needs of all community members while giving priority to student success.

 Let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude for all the great work you do as manifested by these students and the many student accomplishments we are celebrating throughout the month. Thank you so much for your heartfelt contributions to our students’ success!
Warm regards,

More information on the process and decision tear down and replace the existing facility the site is posted to this website


July 8, 2019 Board Meeting Community Benefit Initiative Update
Aug 5, 2019 Board Meeting Community Benefit Initiative Update
Sep 9, 2019 Board Meeting Community Benefit Initiative Update
Oct 7, 2019 Board Meeting Community Benefit Initiative Timeline
Nov 4, 2019 Board Meeting Community Benefit Initiative Update
Dec 2, 2019 Board Meeting Community Benefit Initiative/Flint Center Replacement Update
Jan 13, 2020 Board Meeting Community Benefit Initiative/Flint Center Replacement Update (Renamed to De Anza Events Center)
Feb 3, 2020 Board Meeting De Anza Event Center Update
Feb 28, 2020 Evaluation/Assessment of Needs Notes. Participants
Nov 13, 2020
Conceptual Design Process Meeting

Agenda: The purpose of this meeting is to review a presentation and notes taken from an informational meeting about the DA Event Center on February 28, 2020. Meeting will build on the February meeting to get a vision from the campus about what an event center at De Anza College might look like. Presentation. Notes. Participants

For more information on the Measure G Event Center

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