October 21, 2013
October 16, 2013
Artist’s rendering of the new Coyote Center at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Sundt has begun construction of a new student services and athletics facility at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Pecos Campus in Chandler, Ariz., that has an innovative design to help it adapt to rapidly changing technology. The Coyote Center, designed by Dick & Fritsche Design Group, will include raised access flooring and movable partitions to allow the college to easily adjust the space to take advantage of new technology.
The $21 million Construction Manager at Risk project includes construction of a new two-story multi-purpose building, upgraded sidewalks, landscaping, concrete benches and parking lot renovations. The 70,000-square-foot building will include a “one-stop” student services area, a 2,500-seat arena surrounding a 10,000-foot gymnasium, fitness center, athletic offices and locker rooms, classrooms and testing facilities, administration offices and conference rooms. Other features include taping and treatment areas with hydrotherapy and an expansive performance area, featuring a four-lane, 60-meter sprint track and other turf areas for outdoor training.
“This community college construction project is not only significant for the students and faculty of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, but also for the community as a whole,” said Sundt Project Manager Chris Tinney. “With the large amount of space in the arena, the community will have a place to come together for special events and athletic competitions. It will serve as the front door to the college, in terms of location, appearance and function.”
October 7, 2013
The fitness complex’s signature feature is its 570,000-pound rooftop swimming pool.
When students at Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus began moving into student housing last fall, their new rec center was ready and waiting for them – even though the five-story, 70,000-square-foot facility wasn’t scheduled to be complete for another three weeks. That’s because the Sundt team that constructed the Sun Devil Fitness Complex decided to accelerate the already fast-track, 13-month schedule in order to finish the project 21 days early – just in time for students’ use on move-in day.
Sundt’s early completion of the university construction project is particularly impressive considering the complexities of the fitness center. It is constructed on a very tight lot (approximately 146 feet by 140 feet) in a busy urban area that left little room for delivery of materials and equipment storage. It has a 570,000-pound rooftop swimming pool, a large gymnasium, weight and cardio room, multipurpose space, student lounge, bike co-op, locker rooms and elevated indoor running track. The building also houses Exercise and Wellness, an academic program in ASU’s School of Health and Nutrition.
The $20 million, Construction Manager at Risk project was complete in August.
August 7, 2013
Artist’s rendering of the new Cooper Court Residence Hall
The University of Nevada, Reno recently selected Sundt as the Construction Manager at Risk for a new student residence hall construction project that will break ground in early 2014. The Cooper Court Residence Hall addresses the university’s housing needs for an expanding student population with suite-style housing and common lounge areas for 400 students.
The $31 million university construction project consists of the demolition of multiple existing buildings and the construction of the 130,000-square-foot, six-story steel and concrete residential hall. The sustainable project has been designed by the architect, Collaborative Design Studio, to achieve LEED Gold certification and complement the rest of the university’s campus architecture with a brick veneer and state-of-the-art building systems.
As a leader in education construction, Sundt is also currently building projects for the University of California, Davis; California State University, Pomona; Coast Community Colleges; University of Arizona; and University of Texas, El Paso.
August 5, 2013
Among the improvements at Burbank High School, above, are a new band practice marching area (under construction in the photo) and a new agricultural facility where students can learn how to raise livestock.
As they renovate three high schools in San Antonio, Texas, Sundt and joint venture partner Guido Construction are making good use of the summer months when students are away. The team’s $65 million, Construction Manager at Risk project involves updating and expanding Brackenridge, Burbank and Lanier high schools – work that has been performed primarily while the schools were still open and operating.
Work at Burbank High School will be complete by the end of August. At Brackenridge High School, Guido-Sundt has completed demolition of the old auto shop, relocated temporary portable classrooms and started utility work. The abatement process is underway at Lanier High School.
The K-12 construction project is Sundt’s first for the San Antonio Independent School District.
Carlton Plaza at Davis will be complete next spring.
Sundt is constructing a new senior living facility in Davis, Calif., that will be the company’s sixth Carlton project in the state. Upon completion next spring, the $17 million campus will include a large dining area, private dining space, beauty salon, general store, billiard room, media room and more. Carlton Plaza at Davis will also feature a separate and secure wing for memory care.
“The senior housing industry is expanding dramatically as more baby boomers reach retirement age,” said Sundt Vice President Teri Jones. “It’s important to provide this generation beautiful, yet practical communities, which is why we enjoy working with Carlton Senior Living. Together we are able to create comfortable homes for this generation and those to come.”
Construction Manager at Risk Sundt and architect LPAS Architecture + Design began the three-story, 104,000-square-foot project in late 2012. Sundt’s previous Carlton project, Carlton Plaza Elk Grove, was completed in 2012.