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November 27, 2013
After a celebratory ribbon cutting Tuesday, California State University Channel Islands has a new classroom and laboratory building to accommodate growth in computer science, environmental science, geography, geology, psychology and physics.
The $32 million Sierra Hall, built as a CMAR project by Sundt, houses science labs, offices, lecture halls and related support spaces. Work included demolition and abatement of the original West Hall building, courtyard walls and a small outbuilding. A three-story, 66,500-square-foot building was constructed in the old facility’s place.
“We worked closely with the building’s designer, CO Architects, to ensure the facility has the modern amenities expected of a state-of-the-art teaching and research space, while maintaining a look that blends seamlessly with the surrounding historic architecture,” said Sundt Regional Director for Southern California Robert Stokes. “Sierra Hall provides the campus with flexible, efficient space to meet each program’s needs.”
Sierra Hall, on the main campus in Camarillo, is designed to meet LEED Gold certification. Its innovative and sustainable design includes the use of recycled and renewable building materials and energy-efficient windows and lighting controls that enhance daylighting and shut off when rooms are not occupied. Together, the green features will ensure the building remains 28 percent more energy efficient than what is required by code.
Our team is also constructing the university’s new Santa Rosa Village student housing complex, which is expected to be completed next year. Other notable Sundt education construction projects finished across California include San Diego State University’s Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union; the University of California, Davis’ Veterinary Medicine 3B Building; and the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Recreation Expansion.
November 13, 2013
Crews are erecting steel on the new Career and Technology Education (CATE) building at Brackenridge High School.
Sundt and joint venture partner Guido Construction have made significant progress on the team’s $65 million, Construction Manager at Risk project to update and expand three high schools in San Antonio, Texas. Most of the work at Brackenridge, Burbank and Lanier High Schools has been performed while the schools were open and classes were in session.
Steel erection is underway on the new CATE (Career and Technology Education) building at Brackenridge High School and crews have also begun work on the new chiller plant, which consists of two new chillers, associated pumps and a new boiler. The steel erection and chiller plant operations are scheduled to complete in early January, with the entire project at Brackenridge complete next August – in time for the start of the fall 2014 semester.
Phase one improvements at Burbank and Lanier are already complete, with Phase Two scheduled to begin in January. The scope of work at Burbank will consist of construction of a new gymnasium, agricultural barns, ROTC facility, softball field and renovation of an existing gym. At Lanier, Guido/Sundt will construct a new field house, gym and CATE building.
The K-12 construction project is Sundt’s first for the San Antonio Independent School District.
July 17, 2013
Artist’s rendering of the new Kings County Courthouse
Sundt has broken ground on the new Kings County Courthouse in Hanford, Calif., the company’s fifth capital project for California’s judicial branch. The four-story, 144,460-square-foot facility will include 12 courtrooms, a jury assembly room, and an underground tunnel connecting to the nearby county jail for transportation of in-custody detainees. The courthouse construction project will consolidate court services currently provided at several overcrowded and obsolete facilities that do not meet current security standards.
In addition to accommodating criminal, civil, juvenile and family law cases, the new courthouse design incorporates the addition of several helpful features, including a self-help center and family court mediation rooms. Security also will be vastly improved with the incorporation of separate hallways and secure facilities for the public, court staff and in-custody detainees.
“As this new courthouse will process several different types of cases, we’ve worked closely with the California Administrative Office of the Courts and architect DLR Group to carefully design a courthouse that is secure, and offers separation between court officials, inmates, visitors, victims and other members of the public conducting business,” said Sundt Senior Vice President Cody Pearson, who oversees Sundt’s California projects. “Privacy and security were top priorities to us as we planned the construction of this multi-use courthouse.”
The $86 million Construction Manager at Risk project will also feature an energy-efficient “thermal mass” HVAC system that will make ice at night, when energy rates are lowest. The ice will then be used to cool the building during the day.
June 25, 2013
A new rooftop air conditioning unit being installed on top of Matador Arena, the school’s original gymnasium built in the mid-1970s
As soon as school let out in May, Sundt began an ultra-fast-track, 12-week project to renovate Shadow Mountain High School for the Paradise Valley Unified School District in Phoenix. The $3.5 million project, located in the heart of the school campus, involves renovating the athletic facilities, upgrading the exteriors to several buildings and making the campus more ADA-compliant. The renovation project has an expected completion date of Aug. 8, just in time for start of the 2013-2014 school year.
“We understand the need to work quickly and efficiently on these types of education construction projects to conform to the school’s academic calendar,” said Brian Higgins, Sundt superintendent. “Though 12 weeks is short for most construction projects, Sundt is more than willing and able to navigate the timeline, while providing the students the best facilities for the coming school year.”
Sundt serves as the Construction Manager at Risk, while ADM Group is the architect for the project.
The campus infrastructure improvements scheduled to begin next year are similar to a past project, shown above, that Sundt completed for the UA in 2004.
Sundt has been selected to upgrade the University of Arizona’s (UA) existing infrastructure, including mechanical; electrical; telecommunications utility distribution systems; central plant heating, chilled water and potable water production; and sewer and surface drainage to support the new Engineering Innovation Building, Bioscience Research Labs, and future campus growth. The Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) project will begin in late spring of 2014 and conclude in 2015.
“New, high-tech development, such as the Engineering Innovation Building we will build on the UA campus next year, can place an increased demand on existing utility infrastructure systems,” said Steve Schmitt, Sundt project director. “Our expertise on university campuses across the country – and on the University of Arizona’s campus in particular – makes Sundt the perfect partner for this project, which will help the university prepare for future success.”
This will be Sundt’s 59th project completed for the UA. Sundt also is serving as the CMAR for a new interdisciplinary research center – the Engineering Innovation Building – for the College of Engineering and is working on the university’s historic Old Main Building and Bear Down Gymnasium.