California State University, East Bay Warren Hall Replacement Building

Owner California State University, East Bay
Lead Designer LPA Inc.
Contractor Sundt Construction
Subcontractors Silverado Contractors; Bergelectric; Southland Industries; Boyett Construction

The original 13-story Warren Hall was the most seismically vulnerable building on the Cal State campus, and in just 12 seconds, the more than 40-year-old building and a two-story bridge connected to the main library were safely imploded. The new five-story, 67,000-sq-ft faculty office and administrative building provides a dramatic grand entry to the Hayward campus. The $30.7-million construction-manager-at-risk project incorporates energy-efficient features and is expected to earn LEED Gold certification. The team used an integrated design strategy coupled with extensive modeling and included all disciplines early in the process.

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