This project is a combination of three separate projects linked together as a phased relocation of four different departments within the College of Science at San Diego State University. FPBA created a new building design that met the needs of a modern university and integrated the building into a historic college campus.
The first element of the project involved renovating the interior and exterior of the 1960, 132,000-square-foot chemistry/geology building to a state-of-the-art building with soft science classrooms, computer laboratories and offices. An essential part of the process included the decontamination of chemical, asbestos and lead paint hazards.
The second element involved restructuring and modernizing 26,000 square feet of interior space within the business administration and math building, originally built in 1964.
The third element involved replacing the substandard education building and constructing a 62,000-square-foot landscaped plaza connecting the major campus circulation paths.