Construction Under Way for 400-Bed Project at Santa Clara U.

The new on-campus project will feature several green elements.

KTGY_santa_clarawebSanta Clara, Calif. — Construction is under way for a new on-campus student housing project at Santa Clara University. The new residence hall will be located at 1260 Campbell Ave., adjacent to Stephen Scott Stadium. It will contain 400 beds in a mix of one- through four bedroom units that will be occupied by upperclassmen. The project will contain a 4,500-square-foot student services center that will feature a multipurpose event room and a kitchen. The project will also contain abundant outdoor space that will include two volleyball courts, a bocce ball court, outdoor kitchen and barbecue areas, seating areas and plazas.

KTGY_santa_clara-clubhousenewThe outdoor space is one of the components of the project's commitment to sustainability. The interior of the building will contain Energy Star-rated lighting and windows, high-efficiency fixtures, low-VOC interior materials, bicycle storage and the use of recycled building materials.  The project is being designed to the standards of Build It Green, a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable building in California. The project is part of Santa Clara University's efforts to achieve climate neutrality by 2015.

Cupertino, Calif.-based The Sobrato Organization is developing the project in partnership with the university. The project architect is Irvine, Calif.-based KTGY Group.

— Coleman Wood

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