November 18, 2015
November 11, 2015
A craft worker adds his name to the final beam for the San Jose State student housing facility.
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.
The final beam is lifted to the top of the 10-story San Jose State University Campus Village Phase 2 building,
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.
September 18, 2015
More students means more housing is needed at the University of Nevada, Reno. With Sundt’s completion of Peavine Hall on campus, a school-record enrollment will have one more place to call home.
The university had 20,898 students this fall, a 4.8 percent increase over the previous year.
The $35 million project, which we led as Construction Manager at Risk, included demolition of multiple existing buildings and construction of the 117,000-square-foot, five-story steel and concrete residence hall. Designed by Collaborative Design Studio, the facility is pending LEED Gold certification and features brick veneer, suite-style housing for 400 students, common lounge spaces and state-of-the-art building systems.
“Our team’s extensive experience in education construction enabled us to deliver this project on schedule and with minimal disruption to campus life,” said Sundt Vice President Teri Jones. “Peavine Hall is not only an attractive addition to the campus, but it will also address the university’s housing needs as its student population continues to grow.”
As a leader in student housing and sustainable construction, we also recently finished the LEED Platinum-certified University of California, Davis Tercero Student Housing Phase III building; LEED Gold-certified California State University, Chico Sutter Hall; and the LEED Gold-certified University of California, San Diego Tamarack Apartments in La Jolla.
October 26, 2012
We are getting closer every day to our goal of putting “heads on beds” at the San Jose State University Campus Village Phase 2 next summer.
Our team has nearly completed work on the concrete structure and started interior rough-ins and framing. The $102 million student housing construction project is a high-rise student housing facility that got under way in August 2014.
When work began, the construction wall was only 10 feet from the university’s public pool, which remained open. The team was able to take some space from the pool deck, leaving a still-tight 30 feet between the project and pool. We have weekly coordination meetings with Housing and Aquatics staff to coordinate and talk about upcoming activities. The pool and other surrounding structures eventually will be demolished and replaced by a new recreation center.
The residence hall is located adjacent to the existing Campus Village Phase 1 complex. Helping the university meet the student need for on-campus housing, the project will include 850 beds, common study rooms, a lounge, multi-purpose room, recreation room and other support spaces. San Jose State’s enrollment last fall was 32,713.
Teaming with architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz, our San Jose office is leading the fast-track, design-build project. This is our second facility for San Jose State; we finished renovations on the university’s historic Spartan Complex in July.
May 23, 2012
Artist’s rendering of the new dormitory project at the University of Texas at El Paso
Sundt has been awarded a student housing project at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) – the company’s first job for the university. The 100,000-square-foot dorm will house between 300 and 400 students and is the first in a series of projects that will add 2,000 dorm beds to the nearly 100-year-old campus. It is being built using the Construction Manager at Risk delivery method.
The multi-story building will sit atop a hilltop overlooking an existing softball complex colorfully dubbed “Helen of Troy Field.” Its design, created by Mijares Mora Architects and KSQ Architects, is consistent with the Bhutanese-inspired architecture that characterizes the rest of the 22,600-student UTEP campus. Construction will begin in the spring of 2013.
Chamisa Village will be fully occupied by the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.
This summer, students at New Mexico State University will finish moving into Chamisa Village, a four-building student housing project recently completed by Sundt. The project received LEED Gold for Homes certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the first Gold-certified multi-unit university building in the state.
To achieve its high level of sustainability, the team used environmentally preferred wood materials and efficient framing (manufactured offsite in panels) to reduce waste. Motion-controlled lighting, extensive insulation, and energy-efficient appliances also make Chamisa Village a green place to live for its 282 student residents.
Sundt’s $18.6 Construction Manager at Risk contract included construction of the new three-story buildings along with associated site development and utilities. We also performed all of the project’s concrete construction with our own crews.