How do you combine multiple uses by students and faculty into one cohesive building at the center of campus?
How do you combine multiple uses by students and faculty into one cohesive building at the center of campus?

Cal State Monterey Bay Academic III

Comprising four academic departments, a 200-seat screening room, and a new dean’s suite, this 48,000 square foot structure forms a collaborative center for students and faculty alike.

Customized Solution

  • The Design/Build approach promoted a cooperative environment between CSU and the members of the design/build team, increasing the team’s flexibility in the face of challenges encountered during the design process.
  • The use of a variety of building materials allowed for optimized spaces.  The first floor consists of steel framing with buckling-restrained brace frames at classrooms and concrete shear walls at the screening room, while the second floor is framed with light-gauge steel walls for greater freedom in laying out the rooms.
  • The building achieves LEED Silver, in part through the use of recycled steel and high-volume fly ash concrete mixes.
CATEGORIES

Academic - University


HIGHLIGHTS
  • Architect: WRNS Studio
  • Owner: California State University, Monterey Bay
  • General Contractor: Otto Construction