Summer Projects 2013
Santa Clara University is an ever changing campus and this upcoming Summer there will be a lot of exciting changes around campus. Please take some time to look over the projects that will be happening!
Franklin Street Parking Structure - Estimated Completion 08.2013
The new Parking Structure will provide parking for approximately 380 vehicles and be located on the Franklin block, between The Alameda and Alviso Street. It will be a four level parking structure and will include a system to show the number of available parking spaces for each level. There will be one entrance on The Alameda and a second entrance on Alviso Street for vehicle traffic. The project also includes a planned 350 KW solar panel installation on the rooftop.
Palm Drive Closure - Campus Beautification - Estimated Completion Summer 2013
This summer Santa Clara University will complete a project to convert Palm Drive from Sherman Street to Alviso Street to a pedestrian mall with vehicle access limited to service, emergency and ‘ceremonial’ vehicles. Following the completion of the Palm Drive project, Alviso Street (from Market to Franklin Streets) will also be converted to a pedestrian mall with limited vehicle access.
Our campus has seen great improvements in its physical environment in recent years. The planning efforts of the Trustee Facilities Master Planning Committee, in concert with various offices of Administration and Finance, have helped ensure an integrated and consistent approach to the master plan of the campus. The Schott Admission and Enrollment Services building, the new Graham Residence and the Women’s Softball Stadium are just a few of the projects that have enhanced the experience of visitors and students alike. On the horizon is additional parking with the construction of a new parking garage now being built on Benton Street between Alviso Street and the Alameda. Expected to be ready for use in fall 2013, the structure will be adjacent to the proposed art and art history building that is being planned should donor funding become available.
Another long-anticipated part of the campus master plan is the creation of a pedestrian promenade leading to the Mission Church. The plan calls for a visually appealing design that will highlight the Mission Church as a centerpiece of the campus. Thanks to several generous donors, the University is now able to proceed. This will entail the permanent closure of Palm Drive to all vehicular traffic and parking. The promenade will offer a safer route for the heavy pedestrian traffic, and the new parking garage will more than make up for the parking spaces now available on Palm Drive. As a result, no parking will be available on Palm Drive beginning after Commencement. Faculty and staff are asked to use alternate parking lots until the new parking structure is completed. Visitors will be directed to the main parking garage, street parking and the open parking lot between Lafayette and Benton Streets near the Finance Office.
Electrical Distribution Center - Estimated Completion 01.2014
Santa Clara University is currently constructing a new electrical distribution center consisting of medium voltage circuit breakers, state of the art digital metering, protection relays and SCATA system as well as future connection points and controls for on-site generation and the existing 1 megawatt solar panel installation. The new distribution center will be the focal point a larger energy initiative project to incorporate renewable energy, power reliability, control and security.
Art and Art History Building - Future Construction
Plans for the new Art and Art History building currently 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.
Planning & Projects
Planning and Projects