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Tula Conference Center & Tenochca Residence Hall Entry Building

Posted: December 15, 2021 | Projects

San Diego State University’s Tula Conference Center and Tenochca Entry Buildings go above and beyond for students. The existing Tula Conference Center underwent demolition to make way for the 12,000-square-foot conference center whose design aligns with the University’s iconic Mission Revival architecture, particularly the courtyard building — the epitome of the Mission Revisal style. The center includes retractable entry walls, operable partitions, and food services. The conference center is fit for public and private events held by the community, and contributes to additional financial benefits for the University. 

Photo Courtesy of San Diego State University

Construction also included the Tenochca Residence Hall Entry Building, which provides campus life essentials such as a game room, laundry facility, community kitchen, rooftop living deck, full-length basketball and sand volleyball courts, and housing for residential educational staff.

An open concept was implemented in initial designs to provide students with a light, bright, and beautiful environment to study, socialize and live. To create an open floor plan in the Tenochca Entry Building, a shear wall system was used to decrease the use of structural steel and allow for creative column locations and higher ceilings. 

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Date Bid: June 2019 
Total Square Feet: 11,500
Number of Buildings: Two.
Basic Construction Type: New.

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