Completed Projects

Explore completed projects designed to enhance and improve ASI-managed facilities for students and the Cal Poly community.

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

Projects

The Forum's interior seating.

The Forum

PURPOSE

The Forum is a high-tech, smart room with a capacity of 100 people. This brand-new reservable space is the perfect meeting place for campus groups. 

AMENITIES

  • Three large wood benches, designed with amphitheater-like seating and equipped with 47 power outlets for convenient device charging.
  • A technologically-equipped podium that allows seamless laptop connectivity to video monitors.
  • TV monitors are positioned at both the front and back of the room, ensuring convenient reference points for speakers and audience members alike.
  • State-of-the-art theatrical and down lighting system, providing dimmable and color-changing capabilities.
  • Flexibility to merge indoor and outdoor environments seamlessly with NanaWall sliding glass panels.
  • Strong WiFi connectivity.
  • Dedicated lactation room equipped with a keypad lock system.

CLOSED DURING PROJECT?

Yes

PROJECT TIMELINE

2018–2024 (Paused 2020–2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic).

BUDGET

2.3 million

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


ASI Craft Center Renovation

PURPOSE

As part of the University Union first-floor renovation, the ASI Craft Center is undergoing a thorough facility renovation. Upon its reopening, the Cal Poly community will have access to reimagined studios and spaces with improved layout, functionality, safety, and risk management features.

AMENITIES

New multi-purpose craft room, dedicated stained glass studio, fire sprinklers, increased programming space for ceramics, and more!

IMPACTS

The ASI Craft Center was closed for the duration of the project.

CLOSED DURING PROJECT?

Yes.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Estimated completion winter 2024

ESTIMATED BUDGET

$250,000

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


Chumash Auditorium Renovation

Purpose

Chumash Auditorium was 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 had not undergone a large-scale renovation since the building opened in 1971. ASI is enhanced the many functions of the space while also capitalizing on advances in lighting and sound.

Amenities

Acoustic-room dividers, rear projection, stage and house color-changeable lights, spotlights, catering-plating station, refinished floor, wireless improvements, new entry doors, and new entry signage were added.

Impacts

The second floor of the University Union was closed during construction. This project was delayed and modified due to COVID-19 impacts.

Open Date

September 15, 2022

Closed during project?

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

Estimated Budget

$5 million

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


ASI Poly Escapes Climbing Park Maintenance

PURPOSE

The ASI Poly Escapes Climbing Park underwent routine maintenance beginning June 5, 2023. Though the Climbing Park was in good shape, maintenance is essential to making sure ASI facilities are up to the standards that our guests expect and deserve. This refresh also provided climbers with new routes. 

AMENITIES

Updated routes, routine maintenance, and cleaning.

IMPACTS

For the duration of the project, the Climbing Park was be fenced off and inaccessible. The ASI Poly Escapes Rental Center was open during the project.  

CLOSED DURING PROJECT?

Yes

PROJECT TIMELINE

4–6 weeks

ESTIMATED BUDGET

$200,000


Upper Exercise Room Renovation and Closure

PURPOSE

New flooring was installed and the standing desk space was removed in the Cal Poly Recreation Center’s Upper Exercise Room in the summer of 2022.   

This project resulted in new flooring that is better suited for the many students, staff, and faculty members that access the Recreation Center. The volume of traffic and use of the Upper Exercise Room required a flooring solution that allows the facility to maintain the use standards that are consistent with the rest of the Recreation Center. 

AMENITIES

New flooring provided seamless edges that allow for greater impact and abrasion resistance, easier maintenance, and conditions that are optimal for weight use. The removal of the desk area made room for additional recreation space and equipment. 

IMPACTS

The Upper Exercise Room was temporarily closed during construction. 

Open Date

September 15, 2022

Closed during project?

Yes

Estimated Budget

$5 million


Fire Sprinkler Installation — Phase 3 & 4

PURPOSE

A new sprinkler system was installed in the Julian A. McPhee University Union starting in 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 had a comprehensive upgrade and installment of its sprinkler system. The renewal of the facility’s fire sprinkler system contributed to the safety of all students, staff, and campus community members that utilize the University Union.

AMENITIES

A modernized, robust fire sprinkler system that fortified the University Union’s safety features. 

IMPACTS

During this phase of the project, the second floor of the University Unions saw considerable impacts and closures throughout areas of the facility. Wayfinding signage was available at all entrances and exits. Though conference rooms and offices were closed and blocked off, the restrooms and elevator on the second floor of the University Union remained accessible via a construction tunnel.  

Affected Rooms:

Affected Rooms:

Beginning Nov. 10, 2022: UU221 (San Luis Lounge), UU219, UU218, UU217 (Student Diversity & Belonging, Safer, Club Administration), UU216, UU215, UU214, UU212 (ASI Business Office), UU211, UU210, UU209 and UU208 (Chandler Lounge), UU201/203 (Epicenter), and UU202 (Student Government) were closed during construction. 

Beginning Dec. 10, 2022: UU220 was closed during construction. 

Throughout this phase of construction, Chumash Auditorium and general study space remained open.

Open Date

April 3, 2023

Closed During Project?

Yes

Estimated Budget

2 million for phases 3 & 4

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


Fire Sprinkler Installation — Phase 2

PURPOSE

A new sprinkler system was installed in the Julian A. McPhee University Union starting in 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 had a comprehensive upgrade and installment of its sprinkler system. The renewal of the facility’s fire sprinkler system contributed to the safety of all students, staff, and campus community members that utilize the University Union.

AMENITIES

A modernized, robust fire sprinkler system that fortified the University Union’s safety features. 

IMPACTS

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

 

Affected Rooms:

Both of the gender-neutral restrooms were temporarily closed.

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

Open Date

September 12, 2022

Closed during project?

No

Estimated Budget

$2 million

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


Fire Sprinkler Installation — Phase 1

PURPOSE

A new sprinkler system was installed in the Julian A. McPhee University Union in winter of 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 had a comprehensive upgrade and installment of its sprinkler system. The renewal of the facility’s fire sprinkler system contributed to the safety of all students, staff, and campus community members that utilize the University Union.

AMENITIES

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

IMPACTS

The second floor of the University Union saw several impacts and intermittent closures throughout areas of the facility. The elevators were periodically closed throughout the project; alternate accessible entrance and wayfinding signage were available at all entrances and exits. A construction wall blocked access to the hallway that gives way to the ASI Business Office; this impacted 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 were temporarily closed; the main entrance of the UU212 and UU212 I (ASI Business Office) were temporarily closed; the ASI Business Office was accessible through Chandler Lounge (UU208). Chandler Lounge was not available for space reservations. 

Open Date

September 12, 2022

Closed during project?

No

Estimated Budget

$2 million

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


Gender Inclusive Restroom Remodel

PURPOSE

The restrooms located near Starbucks on the first floor of the Julian A. McPhee University Union were renovated to address the need for gender-neutral bathrooms, to better support a welcoming and inclusive space for all students.

AMENITIES

Six-fixture, standalone single-use gender-neutral bathroom stalls to comply with ADA regulations, additional baby changing station, elimination of a partial wall to allow sufficient space, door hinge swap, and enlarged stall door for access to plumbing.

Open Date

October 25, 2021

Closed during project?

Yes


MultiCultural Center outdoor patio seating space

MultiCultural Center Outdoor Seating

In collaboration with University Dining

Purpose

Converted the outdoor patio into a comfortable lounge space to create a more inviting space for students.

Amenities

Maximizied the functionality of the space with traditional tables and chairs, as well as outdoor cushioned sofa chairs and electrical outlets.

Open Date

January 4, 2021

Closed During Project?

No


Students sit and study in the Alley The Alley with green and yellow chairs

Mustang Station Patio & The Alley

In collaboration with the Cal Poly Corporation

Purpose

Updated current spaces to provide a more comfortable and vibrant outdoor area for students to lounge, study, and dine.

Amenities

Improved lighting, heating for year-round usage, fireplace, outdoor TVs, additional seating areas and furniture.

Open Date

March 6, 2020

Budget

$460,000

Closed During Project?

No


A swimmer in the Recreation Center lap pool

Cal Poly Recreation Center Lap Pool Renovation

Purpose

Pool renovations and replastering must be performed every 10 to 20 years to maintain a safe swimming environment.

Amenities

Replaster, retiling, and ADA ramp and deck improvements.

Open Date

Sept. 21, 2019

Budget

$1.2 million

Closed During Project?

Yes

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


Students sitting in the UU MultiCultural Center Students enjoying the UU MultiCultural Center Cal Poly MultiCultural Center sign at the University Union

MultiCultural Center

In collaboration with the Cal Poly Cross Cultural Centers

Purpose

Provided a larger, welcoming, and functional space that meets the needs for usage requested by the Cross Cultural Centers’ students to assist in furthering the goals of the Multicultural Center.

Amenities

Additional 896 square feet of space, one full-time office, six desktop computers, additional counter and laptop space, center living room with comfortable seating, meeting table, kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker.

Open Date

Feb. 20, 2019

Budget

$650,000

Closed During Project?

Yes

Click here for more information on the MultiCultural Center located on the first floor of the University Union.

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