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Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation

Project Description

The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation will create classrooms, labs, research, study and office space for the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Science. This complex will bring together multiple departments to create a collaborative learning environment where students and faculty alike can benefit from the expertise of their peers. This 270,000 squarefoot building will be built on the site of the previous engineering and law buildings with a 4-story wing on the east side and 3-story wings on the north and south. The courtyard in the middle will open up towards Heafey Hall and Bergin Hall to create an interconnection between all of the STEM facilities.

More info on the Sobrato Campus Project

Campus Impacts

This project will create significant impacts in the center of campus. Some pedestrian pathways in the area have been changed, and all are clearly marked. Trucks will be staging on the North side of Sherman Street as they wait to enter the construction site, and will enter and exit the construction site onto Sherman Street and Palm Drive. There will also be flaggers in the area directing traffic. Please be aware of your surroundings in this area, especially for vehicles. The construction fencing and pedestrian pathways diagram is here for your review. 

Construction Impacts

The demolition of the existing buildings is complete. Foundation work and concrete pours are ongoing, and steel is now going up. While this work is in progress, construction traffic will be increased significantly and flaggers are directing traffic in the area. Trucks are entering and exiting the site as well as stagging on and around campus. The parking impacts continue, specifically related to the move of the visitor parking lot. Campus visitors will continue to be directed to park in the first floor of the main parking structure by Parking & Transportation staff at the main entrance until project completion. There will also be some delays for those who use the main parking garage, due to construction truck traffic.

Live Construction Cameras

Check out the live streams of the construction:

SCDI 3D Model Video

The entire Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation building model is shown in a short video that you can watch here. The model shown is the actual model used to construct the SDCI building, and has allowed for an expedited construction process. 

Project Data

  • Program – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Estimated Completion - Fall 2021
  • Architect – Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (ZGF) and Research Facilities Design (RFD)
  • Contractor – Devcon Construction Inc.

Safety Reminders

  • No persons may enter the construction site without the authorizations of the General Contractor 
  • Any Santa Clara University visitor to the site needs to be accompanied by a staff member from Planning and Projects within University Operations
  • Safety vests, hard hats, closed toe shoes and long pants are required on the job site at all times