Classes are scheduled to begin Monday in the $4.1-million San Rafael building, the first major addition to the Glendale College campus since 1975.
Workers swarmed around the building before Wednesday's dedication, laying carpet and brick, installing desks, painting and washing windows.
The three-story building, designed by Spencer & Aroyan of Pasadena, blends modern, angular wall surfaces with the Mediterranean motifs of red tile roof and ornamental tile balustrades found in the older campus buildings.
Although the final details will not yet be complete, the first classrooms will go into service Monday, said C. H. Wolfe, college director of facilities.
Ninety percent of the project was financed through state community college funds, Wolfe said. Besides the 10% paid by the college, $40,000 was raised privately to pay for a parkway area outside the building, Wolfe said.