On Saturday, November 23, 2019, Swinerton Management & Consulting’s (SMC) Vietnamese American Services Center (VASC) project formally celebrated its groundbreaking with a bang.
Approximately 400 people attended to the ceremony which started with the singing of our national anthem and the Vietnamese national anthem by two very talented young singers. Traditional lion dancing and accompanying percussion was performed followed by opening remarks by Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese, both champions of the VASC project. Additional speakers included Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, San Jose Councilmember Maya Esparza and General Nguyen Khac Binh. As all the invited officials were about to take their shovels to dirt, a hail of firecrackers exploded at the height of the ceremony.
The VASC project is a 37,000 square foot, 3-story, community services facility providing initial medical, behavioral and social services offered by the County to the underserved Vietnamese community. It is located near the intersection of Tully and Senter Roads in San Jose, CA.
SMC has been involved with the project since early 2018 and our services include Programming, Design Development and Construction Document oversight, in addition to oversight of its 18-month construction process. Ribbon cutting for the completed project is targeted in Summer 2021.
Congratulations to the Project team: John Baker, Project Executive; Robert Kagiyama, Project Executive; Albert Wege, Senior Project Manager; and Parth Patel, Project Engineer.