JWDA teamed with Soltek Pacific and was awarded this design-build project for a new North County Regional Education Center (NCREC) located on Pico and Mission Avenues in San Marcos. The project owner is the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) of San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) and the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). The state-of-the-art, $21 million, 71,000 SF center serves as an education hub for North County and houses the San Marcos Unified School District offices, regional intervention programs, tutoring, juvenile court school, a beginning teachers support and assessment program, and various programs of the San Diego County Office of Education. The facility helps introduce students and teachers to the latest in classroom technology. The JWDA and Soltek Pacific team was selected based on a “best value” evaluation of the Design-Builder’s design, administration and cost proposal for the project. The North County Regional Education Center earned the 2007 Educational Design Award from the San Marcos Redevelopment Agency.