The following letter was addressed to Laguna Beach Mayor Elizabeth Pearson and members of the City Council:
All summer, the college has been working with the landlord of property at Big Bend in Laguna Canyon (formally 2825 Laguna Canyon Road), along with various consultants and contractors, to completely remodel a 9,500-square-foot building and create new quarters for our Visual Communication division. We have long needed good teaching and learning space for our high-tech departments of Graphic Design, Animation, and Game Art. As the deadline for building inspections and approvals got closer, and the beginning of the fall semester loomed closer still, the pressure built to unusually high levels to have the teaching spaces ready. Classes in the new space began Tuesday morning, complete with state-of-the-art computer hardware and software all up and running. Instructors are thrilled to finally have have a space that rivals any art and design college in the country.