SJSU Campus Village Housing
The Campus Village Housing project provides three residential buildings above a two-level parking structure for San Jose State University (SJSU). Located in downtown San Jose, the structure tripled student housing to 2,279 beds and helps transition the inner-city school from a commuter-based university to a traditional college campus.
The largest building has sections extending nine and 15 stories and houses the student recreation center, meeting and conference space, a computer lab, a retail store, offices of SJSU's Housing Department and related support space. The remaining two buildings are eight and nine stories tall; one is intended to house faculty and staff and the other is suite-style units targeted at freshman students. The three buildings each have direct access to the sub-grade parking structure.
Challenges included the connection of the site to SJSU's Central Plant, connection of other utilities and piping systems, and extensive work in the right-of-ways of the City of San Jose. The project team also met a requirement to restore areas outside the project site to a condition equal to or better than their condition prior to the start of construction. Despite the many challenges, the project was constructed on schedule in 987 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed.