photos courtesy of WRNS
This project consists of a new arts and humanities building at Chico State that houses art galleries, studios, ceramics, performing arts, digital arts, learning labs, and offices. The building is a bridge between the University and city’s First Street Promenade both literally and figuratively with a public breezeway and shared community space.
The three-story building is highly irregular in shape, with varying roof elevations, which made the seismic design a challenge. The building is steel framed over spread footings. Special consideration was given to the theater acoustics. As is often the case in higher educations buildings, the project had a tight schedule and financial constraints. The entire team collaborated closely for a successful project.
San Jose State University – Recreation and Aquatic Center
Chico State University
CONSTRUCTION COST: $41 M
Steel framing over spread footings
Patrick Ryan Principal-in-Charge
while employed at Rutherford + Chekene