San Diego State University’s Zura Hall Renovation was recognized with a merit award from the Design-Build Institute of America’s 2016 Design-Build Project/Team Awards. The awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and design-build teams in ten categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction. Balfour Beatty Construction, HMC Architects, Mahlum Architects, and San Diego State University (SDSU) partnered together under California State University’s new collaborative design-build process to design and build this highly successful project that finished on time and on budget in Fall 2015. This complete renovation and reinvention of the 592-bed freshmen residence hall is acclaimed by senior leadership at SDSU to be the most successful project ever built on campus.
“The Zura Hall Housing Refresh is an excellent example of a renovation projects achieving Design-Build Done Right,” said Lisa Washington, CAE, the Executive Director/CEO of DBIA. “Their process for design-build procurement followed many design-build best practices, and the process gave the owner, San Diego State University, a high level of input. The superior teamwork achieved on this project is one factor that distinguished it as an award-winner.”