California State University Channel Islands Sierra Hall
Markets:Laboratories, University Facilities
Design Consultants:Architect-CO Architects
Sustainability:CAL Green Tier 2
Sundt was hired to develop a facilities management BIM Model for the project, which is likely a first within the CSU system.
Sundt's leadership in the use of technology including Bluebeam resulted in new standards for the University staff.
The project was originally contemplated as a remodel of an existing building. Sundt was able to show the owner a path to a completely new building for basically the same budget.
Sierra Hall houses science labs, offices, lecture halls and related support spaces to accommodate growth in computer science, environmental science, geography, geology, psychology and physics. Sundt's work included demolition and abatement of the original West Hall building, courtyard walls and a small outbuilding. A four-story, 66,500-square-foot building was constructed in the old facility’s place.
Sierra Hall 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 ensure the building remains 28 percent more energy efficient than code requires.