Building Stories: Campus groundbreakings

Sacramento State expanding student housing, Charleston Southern U adding on to new health sciences building, and Dartmouth working on faculty and graduate student center

South Campus Housing

Sacramento State 

This group of six residential facilities for upper-division students will replace a 400-bed apartment complex. Officials at the university, which has a 2,100-bed housing complex for freshmen and sophomores, hope the new community will improve retention and graduation rates.

Size: Four stories; 360,000 square feet

Features: 12 one-bed studio apartments, 212 four-bedroom units, 60 two-bedroom units, swimming pool, cafe, fitness center and community room

Anticipated cost: $164 million

Expected completion: Fall 2021

Project team: Project manager: Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC (Charleston, S.C.); development advisory firm: Brailsford & Dunlavey (Oakland, Calif.); architect: Steinberg Hart (San Francisco); general contractor: Sundt Construction (Sacramento)


Physical therapy wing

Charleston Southern University (S.C.)

The recently opened health science building will get a new physical therapy wing to accommodate the university’s growing health science programs.

Size: Two stories; 13,272 square feet

Features: 54-student orthopedic physical therapy lab, 27-student physical therapy lab, research lab, six study rooms, 13 faculty offices and student lounge

Anticipated cost: $6.6 million

Expected completion: December 2019

Project team: Architect: LS3P Architecture Firm (S.C.); construction manager: Trident Construction (S.C.) 




Faculty and graduate student center

Dartmouth College

This center—once a vacated 1960s library—will achieve net-zero energy use as part of a larger transformation of the college’s least appealing areas. Dartmouth recently repurposed a new addition from an unused lab adjacent to the original library.

Size: Five stories; 32,995 square feet 

Features: Lobby, cafe, college faculty offices, classrooms, student gathering spaces, graduate student lounge, protected courtyard, solar-paneled canopy and triple-glazed windows

Anticipated cost: More than $20 million

Expected completion: Winter 2020

Project team: Architect: Leers Weinzapfel Associates (Boston); mechanical, electrical and plumbing: Van Zelm Heywood & Shadford Inc. (Conn.); structural engineer: LeMessurier Consultants Inc. (Boston); civil engineer: Engineering Ventures PC (Vt.); landscaper: Richard Burck Associates (Mass.); sustainability consultant: Atelier Ten (New York City)

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