Bergelectric is currently working in a design build role with Sundt Construction and Michael Wall Engineering to provide San Diego State University a much needed student housing/retail upgrade to the southern part of their campus. The “South Campus Plaza” (previously called Plaza Linda Verde) will be made up of two ground up, six-story student housing/retail facilities, totaling over 370,000-sf. The new facilities will be located immediately south of the SDSU Transit Center, between Hardy Avenue and Montezuma Road, and is expected to provide a “dynamic gateway” to the university.
With the preconstruction phase awarded to Bergelectric in May of 2014, Bergelectric and Michael Wall Engineering had to work quickly to complete the electrical design before Berg’s field forces could began the installation in September. “Keeping SDSU’s desire for high-end amenities while making sure the cost was within their budget presented a challenge,” said Bergelectric’s Preconstruction Manager, Patrick Stahle. “We were able to provide them with many innovative value engineering ideas to make their vision come to fruition,” he added.
Bergelectric has a history of completing similar student housing facilities with Sundt Construction. Most recently, Berg and Sundt completed the UC Davis Tercero Student Housing Phase III project in Davis, CA—a design-build, 321,000-sf, LEED® Platinum facility on the UC Davis campus. Other notable campus facilities for the Berg/Sundt team include; SDSU Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, CSU Chanel Islands West Hall, and San Diego City College Mathematics & Social Sciences Facility, amongst many others.
Currently, Bergelectric is hard at work on the construction phase of SDSU’s South Campus Plaza. The facility is expected to be completed in August of 2016.