Campus Beautification - Conversion of Alviso Street to Pedestrian Mall - Estimated Completion Fall 2014
The second phase of the campus beautification project will begin June 16, 2014. This phase of the project will convert Alviso Street to a Pedestrian Mall. This phase will convert all of Alviso Street from Franklin Street to Santa Clara Street to a pedestrian promenade that offers a safe route for heavy pedestrian traffic on campus and highlights the Mission Church as the centerpiece of campus. Access to the front of the Mission Church will be available this summer for special occasions but needs to be coordinated with the Mission staff as well as the Transportation Services office.
McLaughlin-Walsh Residence Hall Remodel
McLaughlin Residence Hall and Walsh Residence Hall will undergo a project to renovate the interior and connect the 2 buildings into 1 residence hall called McLaughlin-Walsh Hall, uniting the Unity RLC into one building. This project began as of June 16, 2014 and has an estimated completion date of January 2015. As of Fall 2014 the individual buildings will be open and available to on campus residents with the entrances to each building being on the Santa Clara street side. Work will continue on the connection of the two buildings and as of Winter Quarter 2015 the building will be connected and the main entrance to McLaughlin-Walsh Hall will be from the South side facing Kennedy Mall.
View from Santa Clara Street
View from side — East and West
Steven's Soccer Training Center
Made possible by the generous donation from the Steven's family a new state-of-the-art soccer training center will break ground this summer. This training center will give both the men's and women's soccer teams a place to call home throughout the year. This training center will provide the teams with a space adjacent to the soccer fields and give them facilities such as locker rooms, team meeting rooms, coaches offices, video screening rooms and trainer space to help foster the soccer into the future.
The Soccer Training Center will be located in the lawn area between Locatelli, Buckshaw and Stanton field.
Read the full press release from President Fr. Engh »Info
Softball Stadium Upgrades
The softball stadium will have additional features added this summer. Continuing to improve on the stadium the following features will be added:
- Hitting Center
These will help to enhance the stadium and give the women's softball team the appropriate space for practicing and hosting opponents in the upcoming season.
Pump House Upgrades and Renovation
The Pump House (located between Varsi Hall and Ricard Observatory) is getting a facelift this summer. The exterior of this building is being redone to match the rest of the campus' architectural standards. Along with the aesthetic changes the equipment inside of this mechanical space is being upgraded to ensure that it is suitable for serving our growing campus needs.
Estimated completion of the exterior construction is August 2014 and the completion of the interior equipment upgrades is November 2014.
Varsi Restroom Remodel
The Varsi Restrooms are being renovated this summer to better support all of the University functions and events held in the Mission Gardens. The renovations will include a new roof, interior partition replacements and ADA upgrades. The restrooms will be offline through August 2014.
Nobili Hall Stairwell Move and Arcade Reconstruction
The Nobili Hall stairwell is being moved to give better access to the Nobili Hall Dining room for special events. The stairwell will be shifted backwards (west) approximately 8 feet and the stairwell leading up to the second floor will be closed off and only accessible by an access reader for the student residents living on the 2nd - 4th floors. With the stairwell enclosed the double doors can be unlocked or locked for events in the Nobili Dining room without affecting the security of the administrative offices or the residence hall. Access for the student residents and University staff will still be through the main doors leading into the lobby. This project is estimated to be completed by Fall 2014.
Art and Art History Building
Current plans for the new Art and Art History building call for constructing a three-story building on Franklin Street. This 46,400 square foot facility will include modern studios for students and faculty, technology-rich classrooms, student workspaces and meeting areas. The building features a rotunda on the third floor with an outdoor terrace area. A spacious gallery on the first floor will be showcase student, faculty, and visiting artists' work. The landscaping plan also includes an outdoor sculpture garden at the corner of Alviso and Franklin Streets. The overall project plan also includes converting Franklin Street between Lafayette Street to The Alameda from a roadway to a pedestrian mall.