University of the Pacific Calaveras Hall
Features & Highlights
- Developed via public-private partnerships (P3).
- Built in the Collegiate Gothic style for which University of the Pacific is known.
This student housing complex for the University of the Pacific includes the development of two four-story buildings totaling 158,000 square feet and housing 379 beds. The contemporary apartment-style housing includes gathering spaces and other indoor and outdoor student amenities, including a large communal kitchen, community spaces and study spaces to support the academic needs of students.
Expanding populations in California have made new student housing a necessity, prompting university systems already grappling with budget issues to find innovative ways to fund projects. One solution gaining traction is Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), long-term contracts between a public-sector client and a private company or consortium covering the design, construction, maintenance and financing of a project.
Working closely with a developers creates a different communication process. One of the ways we help facilitate this is by participating in bi-monthly University/Developer/Architect/Contractor meetings. The Sundt construction team worked diligently within this P3 partnership to keep the university involved in the design development and construction administration.