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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. The fence line is extensive and surrounds the area of the previous engineering buildings, Bannan Hall, Alameda Mall, Sherman Street (between Palm Drive and Main Street) and the visitors parking lot. In addition to the fenced area trucks will be stagging on the North side of Sherman Street as they wait to enter the construction site. Throughout the day trucks will enter and exit the construction site onto Sherman Street and Palm Drive. Please be aware of your surroundings in this area. The construction fencing and pedestrian pathways diagram is here for your review. 

Construction Impacts

The demolition of the existing buildings is slated to start on February 4th and with domolition comes noise and dust. The construction team is making an effort to keep both of these as minimized as possible, however this will be a noisy and disruptive effort. The demolition is scheduled tp take six weeks wrapping up in late March. Along with the noise the construction traffic will begin to increase significantly. Trucks will be entering and exiting the site as well as stagging on and around campus. The impacts on parking have already begun, specifically related to the move of the visitor parking from the surface lot into the parking structure. 

Live Construction Camera

Check out the live stream of the construction. 

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