C.W. Driver Completes $78M Student Housing Project

The assets include a 407-bed community and a 750-seat dining facility and will serve students attending California State University, San Bernardino.

CSUSB student housing and dining commons

C.W. Driver Cos. has completed the construction of California State University, San Bernardino’s new $78 million student housing and dining facilities. 

Located at 5500 University Parkway, the 107,260-square-foot property features a 407-bed student housing community split between two buildings, ranging from two to four stories. It was designed in a residential hall-style with double occupancy rooms and shared bathrooms. The north wing will house the campus honors program and an administrative suite for housing and residential education. Amenities can be found in the south wing and will include a game room, student lounges, a community kitchen, multi-purpose rooms and a laundry room.

The new 750-seat dining facility comprises 45,358 square feet and will offer full service and self-serve stations, as well as three dining rooms for public and private use. Adjacent to the dining area is a 200-seat mezzanine that offers students views of the San Bernardino mountains.

Sustainability in mind 

CSUSB student housing and dining commons ribbon cutting

Both assets are aiming to achieve LEED Gold certification. Sustainable features will include the use of natural light and ventilation, high-efficiency fixtures and appliances, low-water landscaping with smart irrigation controllers, energy-efficient LED lighting with day lighting controls and occupancy sensors, solar panels, and energy-efficient mechanical and plumbing systems. 

“Cal State San Bernardino has experienced impressive growth over the past few years, and we were happy to work with the university to create additional living and dining accommodations that will support the needs of incoming freshman for many years to come,” David Amundson, project executive at C.W. Driver Cos., told Multi-Housing News. 

Additional project partners include Solomon Cordwell Buenz and KPFF Consulting Engineers. The C.W. Driver Cos. team included Amundson, Senior Project Manager Dave Edwards, Chief Estimator Mark Vondran, Director of Project Development David Pintar and Senior Superintendent Richard Thurman.

Last September, C.W. Driver Cos. constructed the $120 million Fountainview at Gonda West, a 460,000-square-foot luxury senior living community in Los Angeles’ Playa Vista neighborhood. 

Image courtesy of C.W. Driver Cos.

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