California State University, Channel Islands
Solomon Buenz Cordwell
Santa Rosa Village blends the University’s classic Spanish Mission-style architecture with modern student living. The project includes a four-story, 120,000-sf campus residence hall in two buildings and a new expanded dining hall for 600 freshman students. The buildings are Type V-A wood framed bearing wall building structures founded on shallow spread footings. The expansion and renovation of the existing Dining Commons and Island Café included improvements to the existing interior and exterior circulation to provide a fully accessible, modern facility and were designed for minimal structural modifications to avoid full seismic retrofits. Delivered using CSU’s collaborative design-build method, the integrated team successfully utilized Lean Methodology throughout the life of the project.