Alviso Street Work - Completed February 2014
Last Spring Vice President Bob Warren’s email to the campus community described a proposed project to convert both Palm Drive and Alviso Street to pedestrian malls over the next year. We completed Palm Drive in September of 2013 and are in the planning stages to complete Alviso Street during summer 2014.
To ensure access to Mission Church next summer during construction, the portion of Alviso in front of the Mission Church was converted to pavers from January 13 – February 28, 2014.
This construction window was coordinated with the Mission Church Director to minimize impact this winter. During this seven week effort it will be necessary to close Alviso Street on campus.
Electrical Distribution Center - Completed January 2014
Santa Clara University completed construction of a new electrical distribution center in January 2014. The distribution center is located next to the Main Parking structure and includes medium voltage circuit breakers, state of the art digital metering, protection relays and SCATA system. It also provides future connection points and controls for on-site generation and the existing 1 megawatt solar panel installation. It provides additional capability for future energy initiative projects to incorporate renewable energy, power reliability, control and security.
North Campus Parking Structure - Completed November 2013
The North Campus Parking Structure, located on the Franklin block between The Alameda and Alviso Street provides parking for approximately 380 vehicles. It is a four level parking structure with a parking counter system showing the number of available parking spaces at each level. It also includes electric vehicle charging stations on the first level and self-service kiosks to purchase daily parking permits. The structure was built to accommodate a planned 350 KW solar panel installation on the rooftop.
Campus Beautification - Conversion of Palm Drive to Pedestrian Mall - Completed Summer 2013
The first part of the project to convert Palm Drive and Alviso Street to pedestrian malls was completed in September 2013 with the opening of Palm Drive to pedestrian traffic. This completes part of the campus master plan to create pedestrian promenades that offer safe routes for heavy pedestrian traffic on campus and highlight the Mission Church as the centerpiece of campus.
Admissions and Enrollment - Completed 06.2012
The new Admissions and Enrollment building was completed in June 2012 and formally dedicated in September 2012. The Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services Center departments are located on the first floor. The Registrar's Office, Financial Aid and the Bursar's Office are located on the second floor. The lobby on the first floor features a unique, reflecting sphere sculpture and contains multimedia displays about SCU, its programs and notable alumni. It also has a large presentation room for prospective students.
Women's Softball Field - Completed 08.2012
The new Softball field project was completed in August 2012 as the first phase in a master plan to construct new stadium facility. The new, regulation-sized field is designed exclusively for SCU’s softball program and provides a home field for a team that previously hosted games at various city parks and other schools. The natural grass field has a new drainage system allowing the facility to be used even after heavy rainfall. The project also included completely re-grading the site, installing a new irrigation system, fence, field lighting and scoreboard.
Graham Hall - Completed 08.2012
The new Graham Residence Hall project was completed in May 2012. The residence complex includes four connected buildings that house approximately 350 undergraduate students and housing staff in 96 mini-suite units (192 rooms). Graham Hall is made up of 4 neighborhoods (A-D) that have their own community lounge, kitchen and laundry room for the convenience of the residents. The residence building complex also includes two classrooms, a multipurpose room and theater. The Graham courtyard also offers residents two barbecue and picnic areas as well as plenty of open lawn space to enjoy other outdoor activities.