Sundt Construction Breaks Ground for New Center for Global Innovation at Cal State San Bernardino
SAN BERNARDINO (Jan. 10, 2018) – Campus officials, community members and the construction and design team celebrated the groundbreaking of California State University, San Bernardino’s new Center for Global Innovation (CGI) building of the College of Extended Learning (CEL) last month.
Sundt is the Construction Manager at Risk for the $55 million project. The firm will build a 71,000-square-foot, three-story classroom and administrative office building. The new building will provide a centralized location for international students, allow opportunities for them to integrate more with the general student population and will enrich student and academic life.
The event, held inside due to strong winds, was attended by campus administrators including President Tomas D. Morales, Vice President for Administration and Finance Douglas Freer and San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis. College of Extended Learning Dean Tatiana Karmanova talked about the tremendous positive impact the new facility will have on the college and the CSUSB campus.
CGI includes 24 classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, reconfigurable multi-purpose rooms, study lounges, retail food services and spaces for hosting indoor and outdoor special programs. Sustainable building features include extensive use of natural lighting and ventilation, energy efficient LED lighting with smart controls, water efficient plumbing and energy efficient windows.
“We are excited to build this new hub of student life at Cal State San Bernardino,” said Sundt Project Executive Betty Lynn Senes. “Sundt Construction is all about continual learning, and the College of Extended Learning serves the local population from high school to professionals seeking to advance to retirees – providing a rich educational experience for the diverse population of CSUSB students.”
The project is scheduled to be complete in late summer 2019.
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Arizona, California, Texas and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,200 employees. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $8.3 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.