California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Student Housing and Dining Commons

2020 | Educational Facilities | National Award of Merit
Pomona, California

Design-Build Team Summary

Photo Credit: Lawrence Anderson Photography

Cal Poly Pomona’s Student Housing project consists of two, 125,000 SF residential eight-story towers, 35,000 SF dining commons, and a realigned main arterial road into campus. The mid-rise towers are organized into two 35-student houses per floor. Each offers single, double and triple bedrooms, supported by a large living room, small lounge, and a two-person nook. The first floor of each tower has community social spaces, group kitchens, laundry rooms, multipurpose classrooms, a project room, and residential life offices. The 680-seat dining commons features multiple food stations arranged in a marchè concept creating a variety of dining areas surrounding the food prep stations, a late-night dining lounge, protected outdoor dining patio and a retail grab-and-go cafe. Cal Poly Pomona’s goal was to build upon the sense of on-campus community by improving student life through increased student housing and a new dining experience, which elevate the sense of pride and identity on campus, and give students more places to gather and more opportunities to build life-long connections.

So Much More Than “Student Housing”

This project has truly reshaped student life at Cal Poly Pomona and redefined the campus’ “front door.” Working together seamlessly as a single, fully integrated team, the Sundt/HMC/EYRC team delivered Cal Poly Pomona a thoughtful and timeless project through a collaborative experience built upon open communication and meaningful dialogue. This design could not have been built any other way but with design-build. The collaborative design-build method yielded immense value to the owner in terms of quality of construction, amenities, and aesthetics. A testament to that ultimate team success comes directly from Cal Poly Pomona students. In the two months of occupancy, before COVID-19 sent everyone home, students widely shared videos of their housing, proud to call this new student hub their home.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner:Cal Poly Pomona
Design-Build Firm:Sundt/HMC Architects/EYRC Architects
General Contractor:Sundt Construction
Architect:HMC Architects
Engineer:P2S Engineering
Specialty Contractors:Saiful Bouquet
Construction Duration:30 Months
Project Cost:$162,622,533.00