TO: Campus Community
FR: Karen Moranski, Interim Provost and Executive Vice-President
Joyce Lopes, Vice-President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
We wish we were able to gather in person to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Stevenson Hall Renovation Project. While we cannot gather in person, we want to take a moment with you virtually to recognize the impact Stevenson Hall has had on our history and the important role it will play in our future.
The renovation of Stevenson Hall connects to our Strategic Plan and Strategic Priorities by promoting Student Engagement and Success, Academic Excellence and Innovation, and Transformative Impact. The renovated Stevenson Hall is designed for a 21st century academic learning environment and will provide educational and meeting spaces, addressing the needs of our students, faculty and staff. The Schools of Business and Economics, Education and Social Sciences, and the spaces they occupy, will be reimagined to create a complete experience for students and faculty in an environment designed to stimulate teaching and learning, and encourage collaboration. The new classroom and lecture space configurations will be state-of-the-art and will incorporate the latest campus furniture and technology standards to support teaching and learning. The Stevenson Hall renovation is designed to a LEED Gold sustainability standard, taking advantage of natural sunlight throughout, using green materials and enhancing energy efficiency.
We invite you to view our Virtual Groundbreaking video playlist, with recorded messages, photos, and appreciation for everyone that helped to make this project a reality and success. We would like to acknowledge the following individuals and groups for the contribution of their time and support:
• President Sakaki and SSU Cabinet
• Board of Trustees for the California State University
• Office of the Chancellor for the California State University
• Vi San Juan and the Capital Planning Design and Construction team
• Stevenson Hall Task Force Group
• Stevenson Hall Renovation Working Group
• EHDD Architects and Truebeck Construction who have been an integral part of our collaborative design/build team, and
• MODE Architects for their work producing the Feasibility Study
We encourage you to watch the metamorphosis of the building over the next year by visiting the Stevenson Hall Renovation Project website.
And we look forward to celebrating with you in person as we reopen Stevenson Hall in Fall 2022.