Cal Poly Pomona Student Housing Replacement Phase 1

  • Location:

    Pomona, California

  • Client:

    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  • Construction Value:

    $162,622,533

  • Delivery Method:

    Design-Build

  • Year Completed:

    2020

  • Specialties:

    Higher Education, Student Housing, Sustainability

Features & Highlights

  • Industry-recognized safety program
  • Successful pilot for collaborative design-build
  • Active community engagement and feedback
  • Saved $1 million by eliminating need for new central plant
Project Overview

With two 125,000-square-foot, eight-story towers that house up to 980 students and a 35,000-square-foot dining facility, this project at Cal Poly Pomona is the largest to date for both the university and Sundt Building Group’s California District. Rising above campus in the middle of Los Angeles County, the structural concrete towers have put our Concrete Division’s self-perform work on display.

Along with being a showcase project for both Sundt and the university, the project also highlighted the disruptions that were not made. The scope included realigning a main roadway next to occupied student housing and a childcare center, and our team worked diligently to mitigate potential impacts on the learning environment. We also partnered with the childcare center early on with an event for the kids to see the heavy equipment up close and discuss what our crews would be accomplishing.

The completed student housing complex and 680-seat dining commons are now serving as a welcoming gateway to campus. When students return, this development will provide a second home and community for hundreds of incoming freshmen. Our team’s ultimate success was achieving the owner’s goals: building upon the sense of on-campus community, elevating a sense of pride and identity on campus, and giving students more places to gather and more opportunities to build life-long connections.

We were also proud to receive the DBIA 2020 Design-Build Project/Team Award of Merit for this project. By working together seamlessly as a single unit, the Sundt/HMC/EYRC team delivered Cal Poly Pomona a thoughtful and timeless project through a collaborative experience built upon open communication and meaningful dialogue. The collaborative design-build method yielded immense value to the owner in terms of quality of construction, amenities, and aesthetics.

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Market Leaders

“We needed a project team that could meet our design phase milestones, deliver a quality product, do this with maximum safety on campus among staff, students and faculty, and then have the personalities to work well with our own people. Sundt gave us their A-Team. This is definitely one of the best core teams I’ve had the opportunity of working with.”

Morris Taylor, Senior Project Manager, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona