Solano Community College opened its $34.5 million biotechnology training building in August of 2017 in Vacaville, Calif. Designed by SmithGroupJJR with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the 32,200-sf facility supports a four-year degree program in biotech manufacturing. Strategically sited adjacent to Genentech’s Vacaville campus, the building features simulated production suites for immersive education and training. The general contractor was Rudolph & Sletten. Ground was broken on the facility in July of 2016.