After a ceremonial topping-out last month, a 10-story San Jose State student housing facility is well on its way to completion by next summer.
Sundt and the university held the ceremony for the Campus Village Phase 2 complex located in the heart of campus. The event, which celebrated final beam placement at the top of the concrete structure, attracted a huge crowd from the university and local community.
Working with architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz, we are the design-build contractor for the $102 student housing construction million project. The building will have 850 beds, common study rooms, a lounge, multi-purpose room, recreation room and other support spaces.
When work began in 2014, the construction wall was only 10 feet from the university’s pool, which remained open. The team was able to take space from the pool deck, still leaving just 30 feet between the project and pool. Weekly coordination meetings with university housing and aquatics staff ensure safety by coordinating activities. The pool and other surrounding structures eventually will be demolished and replaced by a recreation center.
“Because of the site’s location, we have had to work in tight quarters, which presents unique challenges. Our team’s experience in education construction on occupied campuses has enabled us to deliver the project safely and efficiently, with minimal disruption to campus life,” said Sundt Vice President Teri Jones. “The construction of this facility will significantly help the university achieve its goal of becoming an urban university, and housing as many students as possible on campus.”
This wasn’t our first trip to San Jose State. We also recently finished a renovation, expansion and seismic upgrade to the university’s Spartan Complex.