SDSU Alumni Center

San Diego State University
California State University System
Architecture, Interior Design
2009

A 30,000 SF Alumni Center was planned to house the offices of the San Diego State University Alumni Association, The Campanile Foundation, and staff of University Advancement. The project includes a 350-seat meeting and banquet facility; alumni board room, alumni offices, University Advancement staff offices, lounge/library, ballroom, kitchen, storage areas, and other meeting and conference facilities. The building design incorporates a distinctive rotunda on 55th Street and an abundance of outdoor terraces, patios, and entertainment facilities. The three-story building is located on an easily accessible site adjacent to Athletics and Cox Arena to accommodate outside visitors. The design goal was to create a compact and efficient building that can be used for a variety of alumni and SDSU functions, while providing a balance to the strong shapes of the nearby athletic center. Elements complementary to existing SDSU architecture will be incorporated to blend in historically with the other campus buildings.