Randall Lamb Association

San Diego State University, Zura Hall Renovation, San Diego, CA

Sustainability for the future

Design/build complete renovation of the existing SDSU Zura Hall Residence Dormitory that was originally built in 1968. The new structure includes 112,844 sq ft of space and consists of 310 student rooms, lounges and study rooms, restrooms, offices, storage, and faculty living. The electrical scope included a new emergency power engine generator and the complete replacement of the electrical service equipment and electrical distribution equipment.  The new distribution equipment included a new dual primary voltage unit substation to accommodate a future transition from the existing 4.16 kV campus distribution system to the new 12 kV campus distribution system. The exterior scope included new landscape lighting and pedestrian/walkway lighting as well as entrance and egress lighting at the exterior/perimeter of the building. Sustainability features included low-flow toilets and shower heads, occupancy sensors, LED lighting, the monitoring of energy and water use, and a green roof on the 6th floor.

  • Design Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region, Award of Merit, 2016
  • Project Size
    112,844 sq ft
    Integrated Services
    Construction Cost
    $53 million
    Balfour Beatty Construction
    HMC Architects
    LEED Status
    LEED Silver