Artist’s rendering of South Campus Plaza at San Diego State University. Sundt expects to complete the project in late 2016.
Students at San Diego State University will have more exceptional housing, retail and restaurant offerings to choose from when Sundt completes the new South Campus Plaza in late 2016. The $143 million, university construction project includes two residential buildings above all ground-floor retail, and an adjacent parking structure. The residence halls will house 608 beds in double-occupancy student rooms, 32 single-occupancy student rooms, three staff apartments and three visiting scholar studios.
Members of the university and project team celebrated the project’s groundbreaking together.
Sustainability is also being emphasized at South Campus Plaza. The nearly 350,000-square-foot design-build project has been designed by SVA Architects and SGPA Architecture and Planning to achieve LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council.
As a LEED Platinum facility, Tercero 3 is helping UC Davis fulfill its sustainability goals.
Congratulations are in order for the University of California, Davis, whose Tercero 3 student housing facility just earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council! Sundt was the design-build contractor for the dormitory complex that accommodates approximately 1,200 students.
Tercero 3 spans 330,000 square feet across seven, four-story buildings. Multiple lounges, study areas, computer centers and gathering spaces are a part of the complex, which surrounds a landscaped courtyard. Bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly pathways are woven throughout a diverse landscape of mature trees and native plants.
The project helps the university fulfill its sustainability goals, one of which is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to year 2000 levels by 2014.
Artist’s rendering of the new PE building at San Jose City College
The excitement is building at San Jose City College in San Jose, California, where Sundt is currently in the preconstruction phase for a new two-level, 45,000-square-foot spectator gymnasium fitness center, which will include locker and dressing rooms, training rooms, offices and labs. The $21 million community college construction project also involves repurposing existing facilities to provide additional classrooms and lab space. A number of sustainable design features and construction techniques are aimed at helping the project achieve LEED Silver Certification.
We’re pleased to announce that Tyler Menard has joined Sundt as a field engineer in our San Diego office. Tyler comes to Sundt after interning with one of the Bay Area’s leading general contractors. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. We recently asked Tyler a few questions to get to know him better:
What brought you to Sundt?
The people and the company’s amazing reputation. The culture here is unlike any other, and I saw a great opportunity to be with a company that will help me grow throughout my career.
Which project are you currently assigned to?
I’m assigned to the San Diego State University South Campus Plaza project. We will be building two six-story dormitories with retail on the ground floor, a parking garage, and a landscaped area leading into the campus.
What’s a typical work day like for you, i.e. what are your major duties/responsibilities?
I have recently been working on buyout, constructability reviews, and building contracts for first phase subcontractors. Once construction work begins my daily responsibilities will be managing submittals, Requests for Information, LEED, etc.
What would you be doing if you weren’t working in construction?
If I weren’t working in construction, I would be traveling. I spent a month traveling across Europe this past summer and I had the time of my life. There are so many more places I would love to go see, and traveling around South America is next on my list.
Favorite type of cuisine?
That would have to be American barbecue. You can never go wrong with a nice rack of ribs.
Best book you read recently?
My favorite book I have read recently would have to be “Band of Brothers.” I also watched the TV mini-series as well.
Who has had the most influence on you in your life?
My grandmother. She was one of the most selfless people I have ever met, and was someone who always gave back to her community.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I like to spend my free time going to sporting events, playing sports (beach volleyball, basketball, snowboarding), relaxing at the beach, and spending time with my family.
Sundt helped UC Davis meet its sustainability goals while constructing the Veterinary Medicine 3B building. The cutting-edge teaching and research facility is certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council
Sundt’s culture of sustainability is rooted in the belief that construction firms have both the opportunity and responsibility to affect positive change in the environment. This philosophy is based on the principle that what is good for the environment can also be good for business.
Sustainable buildings use energy and water more efficiently, thereby lessening our impact on the environment while reducing long term operation and maintenance costs. Sundt is a green building expert committed to helping our customers achieve or exceed their sustainability goals.
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