Armed with research that shows students who live on campus their first two years stay in school and graduate at a higher rate, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo wished to build on their mission to provide a foundation for student success by adding a dormitory style housing community for first year students. Located on a 11.67 acre hillside, the new dorm will be conveniently located near dining and other important facilities.
The project, called Student Housing South, will include 7 residential buildings, one parking structure and ancillary functions such as a small café, community room and welcome center wrapping the north, south and east side of the parking structure. A large open space is planned in the center of the project for outdoor sports and events, and gathering spaces are planned at each building. A pedestrian path will connect the complex to the heart of campus. The project will approximately provide 1,475 beds and 696 residence rooms totaling approximately 436,000 square feet.
As a part of the Webcor Builders Design Build team, Watry Design is the Architect, Structural Engineer and Parking Planner for the parking structure that will support the housing community. The resulting solar-powered garage will provide 492 stalls on 4 levels and contribute to the project’s LEED certification.
- Owner: Cal Poly State University
- Design Build Team: Webcor Builders/Valerio Dewalt Train Associates/Watry Design
- Project Status: Completed 2018
- Parking Stalls: 473
- Levels: 4
- Total Sq Ft: 154,613
- Sq Ft per Stall: 326
- Total Project Cost: $6,200,000