ATEP: Advanced Technology and Education Park IDEA Building

The district, in concert with Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College, is developing an education park at the former Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, CA, called the Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP). The development area consists of 61.4 acres within the 1,606 acre Tustin Legacy. The Tustin Legacy includes city and regional parks, housing, public schools, commercial businesses, major shopping complexes, and a research park.

The district’s Board of Trustees approved the ATEP Development Framework in 2015 after acceptance of the framework from the City of Tustin. The framework now serves as the vision of the site’s development and as a guide to potential educational and business partners. The first building at the ATEP site was opened in April 2018. Irvine Valley College’s IDEA Building now serves students in several academic areas, including, but not limited to, integrated design, engineering, and automation.

Site Development Planning and Resources
ATEP Development Opportunities
Offering Memorandum from NAI Capital
ATEP Development Framework (157-page vision)
Monthly SOCCCD facilities reports

Historical Resources
Press Release on ATEP property swaps
SOCCCD / Tustin Development Agreement
ATEP RFQ&P Presentation, Nov 22, 2013

District Contacts

  • Medhanie Ephrem: 949-582-4531
    Executive Director, Facilities Planning
  • Office of Business Services: 949-582-4663

Interested in ATEP? (Real Estate Brokers) 

ATEP vision (11x17 PDF poster)

Historical review (PDF timeline)