October 19, 1995


To: Campus Planning Committee

From: Ruben Armiñana President

Subject: Notes from September 27, 1995 Campus Planning Committee Meeting

Ratification of Capital Outlay Program 1997/98 through 2001/2002

Deborah DuVall distributed the draft Five-Year Capital Outlay Program 1997/98 through 2001/02, State and Non-State funded programs. She asked that the committee ratify the program as drafted so that she could begin preparation of the program documents due in the Chancellor's Office in April. The committee approved the State Program's five projects: Library/CMTS, from here on known as the Information Center, construction scheduled for 1997/98; Renovate/Upgrade Telecommunications Infrastructure, planning and construction in 1997/98; Remodel Salazar Library for Classroom/Student Services/Administration, scheduled to begin planning in 1998/99; Access and Roadway Improvements, scheduled to begin planning in 1998/99 and construction in 1999/00; Faculty Office/Lab/Classroom "Professional Building", scheduled to begin planning in 1999/00; and Stevenson Hall Remodel for Classroom, scheduled to begin planning in 2000/01. The committee discussed the schedule and occupants of these projects and then approved the plan unanimously.

The Non-State program was approved with four projects: The Student Apartments Phase II scheduled for planning and construction in 1997/98; The University Center (Bookstore/Enterprises Building), scheduled to begin planning in 1996/97 and construction in 1997/98; Parking Lot (400 spaces), scheduled to begin planning in 1998/99; and the Environmental Studies Solar Lab scheduled for planning and construction in 1998/99.

Steven Orlick asked why the project to include improvements to Stevenson HallÕs west entrance, to make it safer and more attractive since it is the primary entrance to a high traffic building, was not reflected on the plan. Deborah DuVall responded that she had received a proposal from the architects to do a feasibility study for the project and that, until the study was complete, it was impossible to determine whether the solution was a Major Capital or Minor Capital project.

Approval of the Concept and Site for a Thermal Energy Storage Tank

Deborah DuVall distributed a description and illustration of a Thermal Energy Storage Tank proposed to be installed at the Central Plant site. This project would allow a process whereby cooling produced at night, during reduced energy cost periods, would be stored for use during the day. It would benefit the campus through reduced demand costs, and the electric utility company by shifting energy loads from on-peak to off-peak periods, thereby helping to defer costs associated with growth in the required utility capacity. The committee was being asked to approve the installation of a tank that would be between 40 - 65 feet in height alongside the Central Plant building. The committee recognized the benefit of the project and felt that the tank would not be aesthetically objectionable because of the location and height of the surrounding trees. The project was approved unanimously.

Administration and Finance Pilot Signage Program

The committee discussed the need for directional signage in the temporary building complex where the Division of Administration and Finance is located. Rather than install signs styled after the model of the existing building sign program, the division proposed to install signs modeled after the new sign program being recommended by the Task Force on Campus Signage. This would be done as a pilot project. Illustrations of the new style of sign was distributed reflecting the blue porcelain signs installed at the Evert Person Theatre and the University Commons. The committee agreed with the idea of a pilot project recommending that, before the larger campus installation was undertaken, the Task Force include a wider review of the program to ensure that clear directions be depicted on each sign. Steve Orlick reminded the committee that all new signs barring names of individuals should include the complete name.

Anthropology Collections Building Expansion in the Corporation Yard

Deborah DuVall briefed the committee on a project to expand the Anthropological Center Facility on its existing site in the Corporation Yard. The Center currently has a storage building in the Yard and would like to add a building that would house the administrative aspects of the Center, thereby consolidating it with the field activity. The building would be within the Master Plan footprint of the Corporation Yard and would have a metal exterior profile like the other buildings in the Corporation Yard. No objections were raised concerning this expansion.

University Center Building Footprint

The Campus Consulting Architect, Sandy D'Elia, asked the committee to consider two alternatives for the building footprint of the proposed new University Center building. Scheme One was a building presented in two phases, (the first phase containing a bookstore, food court, services center and some administrative space; the second phase containing a wellness/recreation center), situated between the existing Library and Physical Education Center on the southeast corner of the Central Quadrangle. Scheme Two was the same two-phased building stretching further north into the Central Quadrangle with a portion of the building located on the east side of the Quad, just west of the Physical Education facility. The committee recognized that the second scheme had the advantage of avoiding underground utilities and further defining the Central Quadrangle (which many felt was too large an area to work successfully as an active space) while accomplishing some of the previously defined goals such as creating a strong gateway to the Central Quadrangle from future parking lots and work in concert with other facilities to create a vital "heart" to the Quadrangle. It was the general consensus of the committee that the second scheme was the most successful and should be proposed as the Master Plan revision for that project.

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