HMC Architects’ Kristina Singiser and James Sink and Sundt Construction’s Mary Homan will speak at the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) Regional Conference on June 6 in San Diego, California.  

Using best practices in design-build student housing, Cal Poly Pomona’s Housing and Dining Commons design-build team yielded excellent and unpredictable results. Through an exemplary case study, attendees will learn how best design-build housing practices can produce unexpected results by exploring the delivery method. In the session titled “The [Un]predictable Benefits of Design-Build Student Housing,” the team will tell stories, expose lessons learned, and demonstrate the power of trust in how the owner and team aligned design excellence and budget throughout the project. Cal Poly’s residential towers and dining commons serve as a highly visible entry point—transforming the campus into a modern-living cosmopolitan populace. The two mid-rise student housing buildings interlace shared social spaces, natural light, and open-air connections throughout the entire eight floors of each structure. Every floor has two 35-student households, providing many places to congregate, socialize, and study. A diversity of connections between indoors and outdoors is a defining feature. Ground-floor amenities are connected to outdoor spaces, promoting socialization and wellness. Bedrooms feature abundant natural light while hallways end in views toward the campus and capture amazing views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Warm materials, residential lighting, and large communal tables resonate with the warmth of home for students in the new 650-seat dining commons located at the campus entrance and gateway to the housing community. The collaborative design-build team consisted of HMC, EYRC Architects, and Sundt Construction. 

NACAS is the leading organization supporting all higher education campus auxiliary services. Regional conferences offer industry leaders targeted education, networking, and exposure to real-life campus solutions. To learn more, or to register, visit NACAS’ website