Facility Projects

Enhancing your experience.

ASI is always working to enhance our managed facilities to better meet the needs of students and the Cal Poly community.

Projects are funded by financial reserves and do not impact student fees.

Active Projects

Upper Turf Field Project and Closure

PURPOSE

As a mainstay for Cal Poly field sports, clubs, and more, the Cal Poly Sports Complex’s Upper Fields will have their turf replaced beginning April 1, 2022.

From ASI Intramural Sports to club competitions and regular community traffic, the Upper Fields host communities from all over campus. To keep serving those communities and more, the Upper Fields will have to undergo a renewal. The anticipated completion of this project is September 2022.

AMENITIES

The new artificial turf field will be suited for the activities and field sports that the Sports Complex regularly sees. The field will also be outfitted with updated lining for soccer, flag football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and field hockey.

Detailed amenities include:

  • New artificial turf
  • Lining for Soccer, Flag Football, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, and Field Hockey
  • Fenceline and entry gate improvements
  • LED overhead sports lighting upgrade

IMPACTS

The Upper Fields (160-162A, 160-162B, and 160-162C) will remain closed during the duration of the project. The Lower Fields consist of four grass fields (160-163A, 160-163B, 160-163C, 160-163H) and three softball fields (160-163D, 160-163E, 160-163F) will be available for reservations as an alternate location. 

Closed during project?

Yes, starting April 1, 2022

Project Timeline

5 months

Estimated Budget

$5 million

PROJECT CONTACT: ASI Director — Facilities Management, Ron Skamfer 805-756-1263


Fire Sprinkler Installation — Phase 1

PURPOSE

A new sprinkler system will be installed in the Julian A. McPhee University Union starting winter 2022. As a student hub on campus, the University Union serves hundreds of students every day; and with responsibility for the safety of those students—and all campus community members—the University Union must undergo a comprehensive upgrade and installment of its sprinkler system. The renewal of the facility’s fire sprinkler system will ensure the safety of all students, staff, and campus community members that utilize the University Union.

AMENITIES

A modernized, robust fire sprinkler system that will fortify the University Union’s safety features and assure its patrons of their well-being.

IMPACTS

As the installation of the sprinkler system progresses, the second floor of the University Union will see several impacts and intermittent closures throughout areas of the facility. The elevators will be periodically closed throughout the project; alternate accessible entrance and wayfinding signage will be available at all entrances and exits. A construction wall will block access to the hallway that gives way to the ASI Business Office; this will affect several rooms on the second floor of the facility.

 

Affected Rooms:

One of two entrances to UU217 (Student Diversity & Belonging, Safer, Club Administration) and UU216 conference room will be closed; the main entrance of the UU212 and UU212 I (ASI Business Office) will be closed; the ASI Business Office will be accessible through Chandler Lounge (UU208). Chandler Lounge will not be available for space reservations. 

The restrooms on the second floor of the University Union that are located within the affected hallway will have an alternate entrance via a construction tunnel.

Closed during project?

No

Project Timeline

4.5 years; Current phase 1 of 5 (estimated 5 months)

Estimated Budget

$2 million

PROJECT CONTACT: ASI Director — Facilities Management, Ron Skamfer 805-756-1263


Fire Sprinkler Installation — Phase 2

PURPOSE

A new sprinkler system will be installed in the Julian A. McPhee University Union starting winter 2022. As a student hub on campus, the University Union serves hundreds of students every day; and with responsibility for the safety of those students—and all campus community members—the University Union must undergo a comprehensive upgrade and installment of its sprinkler system. The renewal of the facility’s fire sprinkler system will ensure the safety of all students, staff, and campus community members that utilize the University Union.

AMENITIES

A modernized, robust fire sprinkler system that will fortify the University Union’s safety features and assure its patrons of their well-being.

IMPACTS

During this phase of the project, the first floor of the University Union will see impacts to walkways and entrances in addition to intermittent closures throughout areas of the facility. The elevators and next door stairwell will be periodically closed throughout the project; alternate accessible entrance and wayfinding signage will be available at all entrances and exits. A construction wall will block access to the majority of the hallway between Starbucks and the gender-neutral restrooms.

 

Affected Rooms:

Both of the gender-neutral restrooms will be closed; visit the Cal Poly restroom map for a full list of alternate restrooms. The closest options to the UU are at the Cal Poly Recreation Center (Building 43) and the Baker Center College for Science and Mathematics (Building 52).

Both hallways will have alternate routes via a construction tunnel. Entrances from the hallway to the Craft Center and the north corner closest to Starbucks will be closed. Alternate entrances will be clearly labeled with wayfinding signage.

Closed during project?

No

Project Timeline

4.5 years; Current phase 2 of 5 (estimated 3 months)

Estimated Budget

$2 million

PROJECT CONTACT: ASI Director — Facilities Management, Ron Skamfer 805-756-1263


Rendering of Chumash Auditorium featuring green lights and a crowded auditorium

Chumash Auditorium Renovation

Delayed due to COVID-19 Impacts

Purpose

Chumash Auditorium will be renovated during the fall of 2020. As the main auditorium used on campus, Chumash Auditorium sees hundreds of reservations every year from some of the university’s largest events to club meetings. The auditorium has not undergone a large-scale renovation since the building opened in 1971. ASI is enhancing the many functions of the space while also capitalizing on advances in lighting and sound.

Amenities

Acoustic-room dividers, rear projection, side screens in wings, stage and house color-changeable lights, spotlights, video-streaming capabilities, smart room audiovisual technology in wings, catering-plating station, refinished floor, wireless improvements, new entry doors, and upgraded furniture.

Impacts

The second floor of the University Union will be closed during construction.

Closed during project?

Yes. Chumash Auditorium closed on Oct. 1, 2019.

Project Timeline

Delayed due to COVID-19 Impacts

Estimated Budget

$5 million

PROJECT CONTACT: ASI Director — Facilities Management, Ron Skamfer 805-756-1263


Completed Projects

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