SDSU Aztec Center Building
San Diego State University needed a contractor for its new 200,000-square-foot, threestory student center projected to serve over 34,000 students. The center will include 14 meeting rooms, an expanded Montezuma Hall, a 300-seat theater, a bowling alley, and a fitness center. Administrative facilities include 43 offices/work stations for student organizations, conference room, resource center, and student affairs offices. Multiple dining facilities include a pub and grill restaurant that will have two outdoor performance stages.
The design for this project incorporated a US Green Building Counsel Platinum LEED certification.
UMEC's scope of work included a 60,000 CFM air handling unit (AHU); 60+ VAV boxes; 11 exhaust fans totaling 43,000 CFM; two 224 GPM CHW pumps; 5 fan-powered boxes providing 13,000 CFM; 70 CAV boxes; a radiant floor system with necessary heat exchangers, water pumps, expansion tanks, and controls; two 900-gallon steam boilers; three 200 GPM domestic water pumps; 350 fixtures; and 400 various types of drains.
San Diego State University (SDSU, San Diego State) is a public research university in San Diego, California, and is the largest and oldest higher education institution in San Diego County. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university in the 23-member California State University (CSU). SDSU has a student body of more than 35,000 and an alumni base of more than 280,000.