Cal Poly Pomona, Student Housing Complex
New Cal Poly Pomona housing will lead students to greener pastures
Cal Poly Pomona has a unique history as a center for agricultural research and learning. To honor that legacy while moving forward toward a more sustainable campus, Cal Poly is building a new freshman student housing center. The $185 million residential complex will have two eight-story towers, 980 beds and a 600-seat dining hall to accommodate a growing student population. The project will replace aging residential halls from as far back as the 1950s and will help Cal Poly as it seeks to enhance student life, reduce its carbon footprint, and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. This design-build collaboration between HMC Architects, Ehrlich Architects, Sundt Construction and P2S, is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and is slated for completion in the Fall of 2019.
As part of the design-build team, our team designed the complex’s MEP and natural gas systems. We worked with HMC Architects during schematic design and then with the mechanical and electrical contractors during design development. The University realigned a portion of Kellogg Drive to make room for the new buildings and redirect traffic away from the core campus. Our efficient designs will qualify the project for LEED Silver and ensure the buildings are not disruptive to the adjacent horse pastures of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center.