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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

LOCATION:

Chico, CA

CLIENT:

Chico State University

ARCHITECT:

WRNS Studio

CONSTRUCTION COST: $41 M

SCALE:

128,000 SF

CONSTRUCTION TYPE:

Steel framing over spread footings

SUSTAINABILITY:

LEED Silver

ROLE:

Patrick Ryan Principal-in-Charge 

while employed at Rutherford + Chekene