Aug. 28, 2019

August 28, 2019

TO: All campus
FR: Christopher Dinno, Chief Planning Officer
RE: Stevenson Hall Renovation Project

Campus Community,

Welcome back Seawolves! Over the past several months, faculty and staff have participated in four design sessions with EHDD and Truebeck, our Stevenson Hall Design/Build team. The goal of those meetings was to refine designs for a 21st century, state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces for our campus community. Stevenson Hall is being re-imagined to include collaborative and informal learning spaces as well as 17 general purpose classrooms and computer labs on the first floor. The Schools of Business and Economics, Education and Social Sciences will look out from the second and third floors into an enclosed courtyard space where students, faculty and staff will be able to work together in an active learning environment.

In addition, sustainability is a part of the university strategic plan and a guiding principle in design. The architects have strategically incorporated windows on the exterior and interior to maximize the shared day-lighting, while also preserving many of the views of the surrounding hillside. Stevenson will have state-of-the-art mechanical and plumbing systems, as well as all the energy efficiencies available in the new building design, per the California Green Building Standards Code and LEED Gold requirements.

We are excited to share this incredible progress with our campus community. Please visit the Stevenson Hall Renovation website to check out the latest floor plans and renderings from the summer meetings as well as frequently asked questions.

In our continued efforts to communicate timely, we are pleased to announce the development of an opt-in listserv for notifications of updates to the website. We will use this method to communicate regular project development summaries as well as announcements regarding the Stevenson Hall Renovation. We will also use it to announce campus meetings regarding the renovation. Please consider signing up for the Stevenson Hall Renovation listserv to get more frequent updates on this exciting project.