C.W. Driver has completed construction on the newly renovated Storm and Nasatir Halls at San Diego State University.
The $73 million project included a 100,000-square-foot renovation and a 30,000-square-foot expansion of the existing buildings, which were built in 1957.
The scope of the renovations included the removal of hazardous materials, surgical and mass demolition, and structural upgrades.
The upgrades assisted in meeting current health and safety code standards as well as correcting deferred maintenance issues, improving water and energy conservation.
New code-compliant HVAC systems were installed, and technology and electrical upgrades such as new fire alarm and security systems, along with new elevators, ramps and site work was done.
The LEED Gold project, designed by LPA Inc., offers upgraded technologies for eight academic departments, faculty offices and research laboratories.
Also, implemented into the project during construction was site recycling and waste management systems, utilization of recycled materials, enhanced commissioning, and water-efficient plumbing and landscaping.
To improve the building’s energy efficiency in the two buildings, new lighting and ceiling systems were constructed with energy-efficient glazing systems.