POMONA, CA — C.W. Driver Companies announces the completion of the new student services building at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Serving as a new “front door” to the university, the three-story, 138,400-square-foot structure consists of two buildings beneath an undulating roof that uses natural solar power to regulate the building's temperature and energy efficiency.
The new student services building plays a critical role in the long-term development of the university, increases operational efficiency and enables growth. It replaces former student services and administration areas and consolidates key departments located elsewhere on campus. It also will serve as an easily accessible, one-stop service center to facilitate access, increase visibility and streamline operations for students and staff.
“Cal Poly Pomona’s new student services building’s incomparable aesthetic and energy efficient design make it a perfect fit for an institution nationally recognized for its unique approach to learning and advancements in engineering,” said Jeff Marshall, Senior Project Manager at C.W. Driver Companies. “C.W. Driver is proud to bring its expertise constructing challenging projects for colleges and universities to this campus and be a part of a project as special as this.”
Inspired by Pomona’s surrounding hills and mountains, the structure’s roof design helped the building achieve its LEED Platinum Certification. Without the use of mechanical and electrical devices, the roof efficiently collects, stores and distributes solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and rejects solar heat in the summer.
Designed by CO Architects, the curved steel and concrete roof regulates the building’s temperature through its solid and perforated panels. The roof shades the exterior glass windows, reducing glare and maximizing natural daylight.
“This stunning facility epitomizes Cal Poly Pomona’s standing as a student-focused university,” said Cal Poly Pomona President Soraya M. Coley. “As the new gateway to our physical campus, the Student Services Building greatly enhances the beauty of our university while likewise bolstering our collaborative efforts to serve our students.”
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