Sundt Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of New Student Housing Building at San Jose State University
SAN JOSÉ, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2015) – Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) and San Jose State University held a “topping out” ceremony last month for the new Campus Village Phase II complex located in the heart of the San José State University campus. The event, which celebrated the topping out of the high-rise concrete structure, attracted hundreds of people from the university and local community.
Sundt, working closely with architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz, is the design-build contractor for the $102 million project, which is expected to be completed in mid 2016. The 10-story student housing building will feature 850 beds, common study rooms, a lounge, multi-purpose room, recreation room and other support spaces.
“Because of the site’s location, we have had to work in tight quarters, which presents some 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.”
In addition to the Campus Village Phase II project, Sundt also recently performed a complete renovation, expansion and seismic upgrade to the university’s Spartan Complex at San Jose State University. Other notable Sundt California education projects completed include the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union for San Diego State University in San Diego; University of California, Davis Veterinary Medicine 3B Building in Davis; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Recreation Expansion in San Luis Obispo; University of California, Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus Renewal in Berkeley; and University of California, Davis Tercero Student Housing Phase III in Davis.
Sundt Construction Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the firm is known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services. Sundt currently is ranked the 75th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is also ranked 24th on ENR‘s list of Top Contractors in California.