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Dignity Health Baseball Clubhouse

  • The construction of the two story, 10,000 sf, Dignity Health Baseball Clubhouse is under way. Demolition of the old structure began in June and construction is estimated to be complete in Fall 2019.
  • This project was made possible by the generous contributions of Cal Poly donors.



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JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine & Viticulture

  • Construction began March 2019, and when completed will include a fully operational winery, meeting hall, and viticulture/enology/sensory labs. It will also be connected to a wastewater system capable of treating water for irrigation and sanitation uses.
  • 16,000 square feet of instructional space. 10,000 square feet dedicated to fermentation.
  • • Live video feed available here https://cafesbuilds.calpoly.edu/
  • This project was made possible by the generous contributions of Cal Poly donors.

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Kennedy Library Renovation

  • This project will update the design of the library with increased usable space that will better accommodate the changing needs of the campus community into the future.
  • The updated layout will improve the university’s academic capacity and technology with new classrooms and study spaces.
  • This renovation will improve the building’s mechanical systems and allow for more efficient building operations while improving comfort.
  • A design objective is maximizing the use of the atrium and other spaces that are currently used as building support spaces.
  • This project will maintain the special collections and general collections spaces to the maximum extent possible.




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William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation

  • This new facility at the center of campus, near the Baker Center, will bring three colleges together under one roof: the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts. The building will include large scale teaching spaces for use by the general university population.
  • Science and Agriculture Teaching and Research Complex will support the educational priorities of a growing Cal Poly student and faculty population, promote interdisciplinary communities, and provide much needed research and academic space including student collaboration areas, faculty/staff offices, and shared conference/seminar rooms and a mix of large to medium size lecture and classroom spaces.
  • The design plan features 4 stories and 102,000 GSF and an approximate project budget of 124 million, the majority of which is expected to be funded through private donations.
  • This project is possible due to the generosity of Cal Poly donors.
  • For more information, including project updates, please visit the William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation webpage


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Signage and Wayfinding Master Plan

  • This plan seeks to improve the wayfinding experience for students, faculty, staff, and visitors around campus.
  • The design of campus vehicle and pedestrian signage will be updated.
  • Concepts are being developed for designing campus landmarks including entrance monuments.


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University Union Neighborhood

  • This project will renovate the University Union (Building 65), the Dining Complex (Building 19), and the University Union Plaza.
  • A major focus of this project is transforming the existing buildings and spaces in this area into a cohesive “University Union Neighborhood”.
  • This project seeks to create a diverse downtown atmosphere that allows opportunity for more student life programming and offers more amenities on campus as student enrollment grows.
  • Through this project, the Dining Complex’s mechanical systems will be upgraded, and the building’s layout will be redesigned to better accommodate the changing trends in dining and culinary offerings.
  • Improvements to the University Union include the redesign of student lounge spaces and a renovation of Chumash Auditorium in order to maximize the opportunities for student space throughout the building.








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Vista Grande Dining Facility

  • At the end of the 2015-16 academic year, Cal Poly Corporation’s master plan for Campus Dining got underway with the closure of Vista Grande and development of a new state-of-the-art dining complex to replace the existing 43-year-old facility. Conceived to address the growing needs of the campus for on-trend dining options, this complex was planned based on research and analysis of the latest culinary concepts and campus community input.
  • The new three-story dining complex will feature six micro-restaurants with exhibition-style cooking along with increased seating and lounge space. All of this will be encompassed in a modern building that boasts LEED certification for sustainable, resource-efficient design. With an expected completion time of just over two years and a cost of approximately $36 million, Campus Dining plans to open the new Vista Grande Dining Complex Fall 2019.
  • Live video feed is available on YouTube.


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