Palomar facility updates

T Building

The T Building on Palomar’s San Marcos campus is currently being remodeled and renovated in order to hold part of Palomar’s Industrial Technology department.

When completed, the building will house welding, wastewater technology, cabinet, furniture and technology and a spray booth for automotive classes.

The project is currently running behind schedule, causing it to go an estimated $1.3 million over budget, according to Palomar’s Facilities Review Committee. The Industrial Technology department is currently looking into ways to cut back budget overruns and reduce the construction period.


The remodel of Palomar’s Howard Brubeck Theatre on the main campus in San Marcos is well underway and staying on schedule and budget, according to Palomar’s Facilities department.

All the structural steel is up and the concrete flooring is poured for the expansion of the building. On the interior of the existing building, the floor has been demolished and the pit for the Orchestra has been built. The floor of the Orchestra pit will sit lower than the audience and has the ability to be raised and lowered hydraulically for performances, according to facilities.


Palomar’s Facilities department is currently in the process of replacing all the aging high-voltage transformers on the San Marcos campus.

The project is estimated to be finished over summer break. Facilities estimates there will be a couple of power outages due to the project. After the project is completed, all buildings, new and old, will be moved over to the same electrical service.

Fashion Show

Get excited because coming down a runway near you.

Palomar’s annual Fashion Merchandising and Design Fashion Show, also known as Moda, will be held at 7 p.m. on April 21 at the California Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Escondido.

According to organizers, the event will showcase the work of Palomar fashion students sharing their spring collections in collaboration with merchandising students who pick the models, decide on makeup and hair styling, and select the visuals and lighting for the concert hall.

This year’s special guest will be KUSI Fashion expert Leonard Simpson, an artist and designer. Simpson is best known for the segment Fashion Forward on the KUSI morning news where he dishes out the latest style tips for both men and women.

Tickets are $12-$15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the California Center for the Arts ticket office, which can be reached at 800-988-4253.

Author: Natalie Soldoff

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