Huāxyacac Hall at SDSU

San Diego, CA
San Diego State University
AC Martin & Partners
200,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Silver (targeted)
Huāxyacac Hall is a significant addition to San Diego State’s student life program. The building, which is located on the west side of campus on a long and narrow site next to a large ravine and the existing Chapultepec (Chappy) Hall, will have the capacity to house over 800 students.

The project ties new and existing housing together with a market, coffee shop, community center, communal kitchen, lounge/study areas, courtyards, and a plaza that can accommodate food trucks and farmer market vendors.  

With SDSU’s requirement for both freshman and sophomores to live on campus, the new building provides a focused, age appropriate freshman experience, a “place to call home” for students that will aid in recruitment and support the University's goals for student success by bolstering SDSU’s retention and graduation rates.

The narrow site and poor soils required complex foundations and retaining walls to accommodate the State Fire Marshal access required for serving the new units and maintaining access to the existing Chappy Tower.

2019 AGC Build San Diego Award, Building Construction, Public Work