In March 2004, the SMC Board of Trustees approved the demolition and removal of Building #1, a very large one-story manufacturing and warehouse building; the demolition and removal of Building #3, a smaller one-story manufacturing building; the renovation of Building #4 (West Building), the four-story office building; and additional landscaping improvements.
In July of 2004 construction commenced on a complete renovation of the West Building. Each floor of the building was completely renovated with new walls, floors, ceilings, restrooms and electrical and mechanical systems. A new architectural all-glass stair tower was added to better accommodate the moving of students between floors.
One year later, this fast track project including a 600-space parking lot was completed and open for classes.