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Stevenson Hall/Schulz Information Center - First, Second, and Third Floor Renovation - Sonoma State University

California State University

Posted: September 1, 2021 | Projects

The renovation of Stevenson Hall/Schulz Information Center was a result of more than 10 years of planning and hard work. The project transforms the first building constructed on campus in 1967 into a modern 21st century academic learning environment. 

Photo Courtesy of California State University

The first floor of Stevenson Hall, the Schulz Information Center, was designed to modernize and enhance the sustainability of one of the original — and the largest — academic buildings on the Sonoma State University campus.

The project was designed to improve and modernize classroom functionality, as well as increase the student seat count in classrooms. It also provides new offices, allowing faculty, staff, and administration to be in close proximity to specialized instructional spaces, including labs. The 24,150-square-foot renovation designated the first floor as a student academic services center. Because of easier access, this helped create “one-stop shops” for both students and faculty. The second and third floor renovation, 24,150 square feet each, affected the offices of the faculty, the deans, and a space created for classroom surge.

Utilizing a design-build delivery method to increase collaboration, this renovation included a full systems replacement and exterior building and site improvements. The renovation to Stevenson Hall/Schulz Information Center accommodated classrooms, offices, conference rooms, common areas, and services and utility spaces/rooms.

The renovated Stevenson Hall/Schulz Information Center houses the Schools of Business and Economics, Education and Social Sciences, and will feature state-of-the-art classroom and lecture spaces. The renovation was designed to a LEED Gold sustainability standard, taking advantage of natural sunlight throughout, and using green materials and enhancing energy efficiency. Sustainability was a critical component, and reducing resource utilization (energy and water) a primary focus of LEED Gold certification.

Core project objectives aim to improve campus educational spaces to better meet the needs of the associated disciplines, to improve utilization and learning outcomes, increase building spatial efficiency, and support planned academic growth.

California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802

General Contractor
2300 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94520

Building Type: Renovation
Date Bid: Mar 2019
Construction Period: Jul 2019 to Jan 2020        
Total Square Feet: 24,150
Floors: First floor, 24,150; total, 24,150; Second & Third Floors, 24,150; total, 24,150.
Building Height: First floor, 44′; total, 44′.Second & Third Floors, 44′; total, 44′
Number of Buildings: One.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation.
Foundation: Slab on grade.  
Exterior Walls: Other.
Roof: Built Up.
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.


Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the September/October 2021 issue of DCD