New Student Housing & Dining Commons
Campus: San Bernardino
Phase: Construction began September 2016
The California State University, San Bernardino, proposes to design and construct a four-story, 416-bed student housing complex, and a 700 seat dining facility (#44); located at the southeast area of the campus adjacent to existing student housing. The project will provide needed freshman a student housing and dining facility for the campus.
The housing portion of the project (114,144 gross square feet (GSF)) will have two wings, four stories each. The design will provide for double occupancy rooms, shared bathroom facilities, and all gender bathroom facilities on each floor. The ground floor of the north wing will house the campus honors program and an administrative office suite for housing and residential education. The ground floor of the south wing will house resident staff apartments as well as communal space including a large multipurpose room with kitchen, recreation and laundry facilities.
The dining portion of the project (50,296 gross square feet (GSF)) will have both self-serve food stations and full service food stations, and three dining rooms which can be used for general dining or private dining. The facility includes a 50 seat mezzanine which provide views to the San Bernardino mountain range to the north.
The new construction will be cement plaster with a single ply roof, consistent with the existing architectural style of the north housing quad. The building will utilize metal-framed walls, plywood floor and metal roof deck systems. Site improvements include a courtyard with hardscape paths, large trees and drought tolerant landscape elements with water efficient irrigation system.
Sustainable features of the project will include extensive use of natural light and ventilation using large, low emission glazed operable windows in each room, and energy efficient LED lighting with day lighting controls and occupancy sensors. The project is being designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold equivalency.