In order to meet CSU East Bay's ultimate goal of opening their new facility in the 2010-11 school year, Sundt and the project team agreed to start the project with only a $3 million contract. The team began what work they could to meet the schedule goal while the owner secured funding for the entire project.

This 55,000-square-foot recreation and wellness center provides a much-needed amenity to the student body of over 13,000 at California State University, East Bay. The facility houses a two-court gymnasium, an elevated jogging track, a fitness center, two multi-purpose activity rooms, locker rooms, massage therapy rooms, and administrative and support spaces. It features 70 percent natural ventilation to cool the building, sun shades, and a Trombe wall, which is a large concrete wall with a glass curtain to naturally trap and radiate heat inside the building.

2011 WCCC Notable Award for Distinguished Projects-Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC)