2002-04 Education Bond Projects at CSU Campuses

At the May 15, 2002, Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees unanimously endorsed Proposition 47, a $13.05 billion education bond act to support construction of facilities for all of California public education, kindergarten through university. CSU campuses would receive about $496 million for their capital projects. Following is a campus-by-campus list of California State University projects that would be funded if the voters approve Proposition 47 on November 5. Also available is a press release with a summary of the projects by campus.


Telecommunications Infrastructure (2002/03) $5,336,000

This project will upgrade the university's telecommunications infrastructure, which in many instances was installed in the 1970s. The updating will allow the campus to remain on the cutting edge of computer and telecommunications technology.

Total: 5,336,000


Science Lab Building, equipment (2002/03) $1,262,000

Channel Islands is the newest of the Cal State campuses and will open to students in fall 2002. The new Science Building, which will begin construction shortly, will house the chemistry, biology, physics and math departments, and is the first component of a future science complex. These funds will provide equipment to support those departments so they can provide educational opportunities for Ventura County students.

Total: $1,262,000


Student Services Center (2002-04) $33,651,000

The 120,000 square-foot Student Services Center will be essential to the enrollment and retention of students. This facility will provide a convenient place for prospective students and their families to learn about the campus and available academic programs and services. These include admissions, and records, financial aid, and testing as well as services designed to support special populations. Current and continuing students will also find the facility extremely useful for counseling, testing, financial aid, and career planning and placement. The construction of this building will allow removal of five temporary modular buildings. Several programs also will be relocated to the new facility thus making space available for library and instructional use.

Education Classroom/Faculty Office Addition, Phase 1, equipment (2002/03) $678,000

These funds will be used for equipment for the classrooms and faculty offices. Equipment includes a range of laboratory equipment, such as a mass spectrometer, biofeedback machine, a high-speed centrifuge, and metabolic exercise testing system. Also funded is a wellness/fitness lab with computer support and weight and exercise training equipment.

Total: $34,329,000


Technology Center, Health & Admin. Services Building, equipment (2002/03) $3,802,000

James Welch Hall will house Information Technology, the School of Health, administration and classrooms. Computer-based education on campus will receive a boost through equipment for five mediated-instruction classrooms, nine computer-based laboratories, two workstation rooms and a 196-seat symposium center. Also, Welch Hall will provide students with one-stop services on the mall level (second floor) and the third floor. Additionally, faculty and administrative offices for the School of Health will be brought together on the third floor, and the university's administrative functions will move onto the third and fourth floors, vacating space for faculty offices. Welch Hall is due to open in November 2002.

Renovate and upgrade electrical infrastructure (2002/03) $2,855,000

Although not "visible" to the user, this project will dramatically affect campus safety and enhance any additional building slated for campus construction.

Total: $6,657,000


Telecommunications Infrastructure (2002/03) $18,149,000

As the largest university in the Central California region, Fresno State depends on reliable telecommunications and computer networks to provide services to students – especially those studying at off-campus sites. The bond will provide funding to completely upgrade the campus to modern standards and provide capacity for future growth. Much of the current campus network dates from the 1970s and is inadequate for today's technology. The improved infrastructure will also enable the university to better serve students in a huge geographic region of the state through high speed data communications, as well as improved voice and video transmissions and Web access to the campus library. Access to the computer network will be provided to all classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories.

Science II Replacement, equipment (2003/04) $1,958,000

The bond will equip Fresno State's new "Science II" building which replaces three inadequate "temporary" buildings originally placed at the campus in the mid-1970s. The Science II building is part of a larger science complex at the campus featuring a privately-funded planetarium and science museum visited by thousands of school children from throughout Central California. Bond funding will equip new laboratories and lecture halls and renovate other nearby space for the university's communicative disorders program.

Total: $20,107,000


Campus Life Safety Modifications (2002/03) $9,649,000

These funds are critical to providing needed fire and safety improvements in buildings across the entire university to offer a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. The project will install new fire hydrants, improve fire detection and alarm systems, upgrade the emergency notification system and deliver other safety improvements in a cost-effective manner. The Fullerton campus maintains alarm systems of varying vintage produced by 10 different manufacturers. As these systems age, replacement parts are hard to come by, noted Tom Whifield, director of environmental health and safety. "Our main concern is people, not the buildings," said Whitfield.

Telecommunications infrastructure (2002/03) $6,724,000

This project will complete the critical infrastructure components needed for 21st-century technology that will benefit faculty, staff and students. One critical aspect of this effort is installing additional emergency telephones throughout campus as a needed safety measure for the 30,000-member student body and 4,500-member workforce.

Physical Education Addition/Renovation, equipment (2002/03) $987,000

These funds are needed to equip laboratories, lecture halls and offices in an $18 million addition to the university's Physical Education Building that is scheduled for completion in January. Among the highlights of the addition is a wellness center to include classrooms and labs for the teaching of biomechanics, physical assessment and motor behavior.

Total: $17,360,000


Business and Technology Center Building (2002/03) $11,500,000

When completed, the Center will combine the power of educational technology with the practical application of research in an advanced environment for teaching and learning. Hayward's School of Business and Economics has already set the tone for creating study programs to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for a 21st-century global economy. The Center will be the first major facility to be built on the CSUH campus since 1971. Private fund-raising will also make this building a reality. The Center will be the university's major communications hub, connecting the campus to CSUH international education centers in Europe and Asia. In addition, the Center also will permit expansion of online degree programs and provide communications connections between regional businesses and agencies and university facilities in other locales. It will also include a lab to teach California's teachers about the use of technology in their classrooms and a public tax clinic. Advanced satellite communications systems will connect the center with the university's international learning centers in Moscow, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Vienna.

Total: $11,500,000


Behavior and Social Sciences Building (2003/04) $26,800,000

The building will accommodate nine academic departments, 92 faculty offices, classrooms, computer labs, and other facilities. It will be home to the departments of: anthropology, ethnic studies, modern languages, Native American studies, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, social work and sociology. Much of its first two floors will have Native American themes incorporated into its design. The innovative facility will enhance Native American community relations by providing a ceremonial and meeting space, an interface between university and tribal groups, a repository for appropriate materials, an exhibition area to showcase Native American art and accomplishments, and offices for university programs that deal with American Indian community relations. It will enhance campus academic programs, preserve limited recreational open space and parking areas and accommodate enrollment growth. It will save the university money currently spent on maintenance and leases of substandard structures. By providing a common home for related disciplines and bringing together classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices, it will provide a more integrated opportunity for learning.

Total: $26, 800,000


Library Addition and Renovation (2002/03) $19,083,000

The University Library is critical to the campus and its mission with all its forms of information delivery to students, faculty and members of the community. The six-story structure houses more than one million books along with bound periodicals, federal and state documents, rare books, maps, videos, compact discs and other non-print materials. The library was built in 1959, and since that time, student enrollment at CSULB has swelled to more than 33,000, and modernized facilities are needed to serve the expanding campus population. Among the improvements being planned include space for new collections, an automatic book retrieval barn, expanded student study areas and increased computer workstations as well as high-density storage for library material. Additionally, the project will address the needs of specialized library collections for music by expanding the present satellite music library in the northern part of campus.

Peterson Hall Addition, equipment (2002/03) $3,780,000

These funds will provide new science equipment that will replace functionally obsolete equipment for the biology, chemistry, geology and physics departments. Much of the current equipment needs to be updated to provide the science education needed by students to function in today's workplace. This project is expected to be completed by January 2003.

Total: $22,863,000


Music Building remodel, equipment (2002/03) $795,000

With a remodeled music building nearly ready, the College of Arts and Letters is looking forward to playing an increasingly important role in Los Angeles' performing arts scene. The remodeled music building will include a 30-station computer lab, two television studios, music practice rooms, plus music education rooms, two screening facilities with 35-millimeter project capability, and film/video editing studios and production facilities in which students can edit films, work on animation projects, compose music and design sets. A state-of-the-art recording studio, film scoring lab and an upgraded 'black box' theater and studio theater dubbed the "Renegade Theatre" will also improve education for the future of the arts. "We expect to be able to produce high-quality television programs, documentaries and films to patch into local cable offerings for the community," says Carl Selkin, dean of the College of Arts and Letters. "The possibility of creating distance learning programming is also a benefit of these new facilities."

Total: $795,000


Land Aquisition (2003/04) $1,301,000

The California Maritime Academy is the only maritime academy west of the Mississippi. Its specialized curriculum includes six majors: marine transportation, mechanical engineering, business administration, marine engineering technology, facilities engineering technology, and global studies and maritime affairs. Its students take two long cruises on the Training Ship Golden Bear, and spend the rest of their time on the campus grounds. With these funds, six-plus acres of vacant land immediately adjacent and north of the campus will be purchased for use as sites for future buildings. With an expected enrollment growth of 30 percent over the next 5 years, space is quickly needed. This project also will provide for a formal campus entrance that will increase the visibility of the academy to the surrounding community.

Engineering Building Renovation/Addition (2002/03) $1,037,000

This project renovates and expands the Engineering Building with updated seminar, lecture, and laboratory spaces, as well as new faculty offices, all supported by the latest instructional and communications technology. A new welding lab and electronics lab, plus renovated power generation lab and machine shop will complement the spaces. Also, a new navigation lab, bridge resource management room, and steam and diesel simulators will augment the lecture halls.

Total: $2,338,000


Telecommunications Infrastructure (2002/03) $10,988,000

This project will advance and update the telecommunications network, including cabling between and within campus facilities. These funds will improve the telecommunications network on campus to accommodate campus growth and to allow for faster and more reliable transmission of data.

Library (2002/03) $4,311,000

Co-funding for new library (the rest is in the Governor's Stimulus Package section). With its limitless powers to inform, inspire and stretch the mind, the library is often described as the heart of a university. Such will be the case at CSU Monterey Bay, where the proposed library will be one of the first newly constructed buildings and will help anchor future development at the center of the campus. Like all libraries, CSUMB's will serve as a venue for exploration, research and discovery. The new library will be stocked with computers and digital-media centers to help teach a generation raised more on cathode-ray tubes than printing presses. The role of the new library will be to link users and knowledge – to be a portal, an organized entrée to information. Stacks will be consolidated to make more space for computer technology, attractive study lounges and group- learning areas. The library will become a hub of activity, a "one-stop shop" for information and technology tools.

Total: $15,299,000


Engineering Renovation (2002/03) $14,739,000

Originally constructed in 1965, the building no longer meets the current or future needs of the engineering disciplines. The project will upgrade building systems, including ventilation, climate control, lighting, power, and acoustics. Project renovations will target the needs of both the engineering and the growing health sciences programs. Completion of this project will allow the campus to continue as one of the leaders in the state in providing needed engineers for California.

Total: $14,739,000


Library Addition and Renovation (2002-03) $33,209,000

This project will add library and classroom space to the core academic building on the university's campus, benefiting both university members and college-bound students in the local community. It will provide modern facilities for more than 20,000 students and replace outdated structures, allowing for the housing of 1.5 million books and other volumes. It will add additional reading and dedicated study spaces for both faculty and students as well as high-density storage for special collections and archives. In addition, improvements will be made to the mechanical and electrical systems to provide safe and energy-efficient facilities able to support state-of-the-art learning technologies.

Total: $33,209,000


Central Plant/Infrastructure Upgrade, Phase 2 (2003/04) $18,691,000

Key to the safety and smooth operation of the campus, a renovation of the utility infrastructure will include replacing two 40-year-old boilers, replacing and upsizing sewer lines, replacing the fire alarm system, installing a heat exchanger for chilled water at the central plant and upgrading centralized Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems and controls. This is the second phase of a three-part effort to address utility deficiencies. It will also help the campus deal with continuing enrollment growth.

Total: $18,691,000


Science Buildings Renovation/Addition, Phase II (2003/04) $21,786,000

California's growing need for more students majoring in science to fill its educational and workforce needs makes the renovation of the Physical Sciences and Biology buildings essential to the state's and Inland region's economies. The buildings were constructed in 1967 and in need of upgrades to allow for modern curricular instruction in the fields of chemistry, physics, geology, biology and health sciences. The existing buildings present potential health hazards and lack adequate ventilation systems to provide the air quality needed to conduct laboratory experiments involving toxic chemicals. The renovation will correct these deficiencies, modify the buildings to accommodate a modern curriculum, increase lecture and laboratory space and add more faculty offices.

Total: $21,786,000


Social Sciences/Classroom/Art Gallery/PS-8 (2003/04) $25,384,000

This project will mark the first part of a two-phase program to increase faculty office space while revitalizing classrooms in a critically needed area of campus. Building on past success with the renovation and replacement formula used for the sciences, the project couples this new facility with the proposed Storm/Nasatir Hall renovation to increase faculty offices in the humanities, modernize classrooms and lecture spaces, and provide space for international programs with minimal disturbance to the function of current academic programs. When completed, this complex will construct, modernize and renovate over 20 percent of the campus classrooms and faculty offices. In support of the state-funded projects a new donor-funded art gallery will provide a forum for cultural events and lectures, and the non-state funded Parking Structure 8 will centralize and expand handicap accessible campus core parking and parking for faculty, staff and visitors.

Telecommunications and Infrastructure (2002/03) $11,248,000

This project will advance and update the telecommunications network, including cabling within campus facilities. The increased bandwidth will enable the entire campus to interconnect with super computers and super computer networks, making it possible for all faculty and students to lead and participate in the most complex research projects.

Chem-Geo/Business Admin. Math Buildings Renovation, equipment (2002/03) $3,805,000

This project completes the renovation for the building that houses chemistry, geology, mathematics and computer science. It provides for computers, video data projectors, furniture and speaker systems for each classroom, thus providing students and faculty a better learning environment.

Total: $40,437,000


Telecommunications Infrastructure (2002/03) $14,593,000

As part of a CSU system-wide update of its telecommunications network, this project will fund the installation of fiber-optic, copper wire lines to and between many SFSU buildings. As a result, faculty will be able to integrate technology into classroom instruction quickly and conveniently, with access to state-of-the-art, high-bandwidth multimedia resources -- including online video and audio streaming -- in many laboratories and classrooms. In addition, students, faculty and staff will enjoy faster, more reliable and efficient connections to the Internet and system-wide computer networks. More broadly, this project will allow students from all disciplines to be better prepared for professional employment, as California has a growing need for skilled, savvy workers who possess knowledge of rapidly developing technologies. Helping to lead the way for the CSU, SFSU already began work on this project between 1996 and 1998 by installing fiber-optic, copper wire lines to the campus through underground trenches.

Renovate Hensill Hall (seismic) (2002/03) $225,000

As part of an ongoing seismic retrofit of Hensill Hall, this project will furnish laboratories and classrooms with new desks, tables and equipment to better serve the many science students and faculty who rely on the building's facilities. As California needs more students to major in the sciences to fill critical needs in schools and businesses, this project is important for the state's economy. In addition, it will give students and faculty stronger capabilities to conduct their research that furthers our evolving knowledge of, and care for, California's organisms and natural resources.

Total: $14,818,000


Joint Library, Secondary Effects (2003/04) $19,633,000

When the new university/city library is opened, this project will renovate the former university library building to provide instructional and administrative space. Renovation of the 5-story, 192-gross sq. ft. Clark Library building offers the opportunity to consolidate administrative and student service functions in one central location and reduce existing demands on instructional space.

Joint Library, equipment (2002/03) $8,095,000

This will provide equipment funding for the innovative university/city library, which San Jose State and the City of San Jose are cooperatively building. It will be completed in 2003. The project includes furniture (e.g., bookcases, files, tables and storage units) and equipment (such as electronic, voice/data, local area network, book processing and materials handling equipment).

Telecommunications Infrastructure (2002/03) $7,008,000

This project will advance and update the campus' telecommunications network, including cabling between and within facilities. The project will allow the campus to complete the intra-building distribution components of the telecommunications infrastructure, primarily the building entrances and intra-building vertical and horizontal pathways, with only minimal inter-building infrastructure required.

Total: $34,736,000


Engineering/Architecture Renov. & Replacement, Phase II (2002/03) $34,948,000

This unique project will provide shared and technologically upgraded facilities for the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Environmental Designs, which currently educate more than 6,300 students a year. It will also demolish several unsafe and substandard structures. The highly ranked College of Engineering will receive a new building to house aeronautical, mechanical, civil, environmental, industrial and manufacturing engineering programs. The new facility for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, which educates one in every five architects in the state, will house its construction management and architecture programs as well as provide added lecture space.

Engineering/Architecture Renov. & Replacement, Phase I, equipment (2002/03) $2,430,000 This funding will provide basic scientific equipment as well as a variety of specialized and high technology laboratory equipment, such as lasers for mapping, visualization, and velocity measurement in the wind and water tunnel laboratories; scanning electron and optical microscopes for the material engineering laboratories; and helicopter controls and gyroscope controls test systems for the aeronautical engineering control laboratories.

Total: $37,378,000


Library Information Center, equipment (2002/03) $7,431,000

In fall 2003, San Marcos will open the doors to its new five-story, 150,000 square-foot, state-of-the- art University Library. This will allow the library, which currently occupies only 28,000 square feet in the campus's first building, the space and resources to meet the growing needs of the university and community. Although funding for the structure and many of the amenities is already secured, the library relies upon the success of this bond to provide more than $7.4 million to outfit the Library Information Center with vital equipment and technology. This includes equipping 1,500 planned reader stations with Internet access, installing nearly 200 public-use computers throughout the building, and providing broad wireless capability so that users can connect to the network from anywhere in the facility. Other resources include audio/video studios, a media center for both traditional and electronic media, information literacy classrooms for teaching students how to find and evaluate printed and electronic information, a curriculum library providing educational software, and specialized resources for students with learning disabilities. The funding will also be used to upgrade and streamline library services.

Telecommunications Infrastructure (2002/03) $1,986,000

Although created in the beginning of the 1990s, Cal State San Marcos is a 21st century campus that relies on the latest technologies to meet the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the region. Being a young university, Cal State San Marcos has been given quite a bit of support for technology, but as the campus grows, so do those needs. A significant component of this growth is the telecommunications network, which is in need of advancement. This project will provide the funds to begin that process.

Total: $9,417,000


Renovate Darwin Hall HVAC/Electrical (2003/04) $26,012,000

Darwin Hall, the home of the School of Science and Technology, was constructed more than 35 years ago. The renovation project will upgrade seriously outdated classrooms and laboratories, correct health and safety deficiencies, ensure compliance with ADA and building codes, and optimize its energy efficiency. Over the past three decades the nature and delivery of science instruction have changed substantially. The renovated building will offer laboratories with facilities for faculty and student research in biochemistry, DNA sequencing, seismology, and other such fields of importance in modern science education. It also will add 1,800 square feet for program use, increasing classroom space for 288 more FTE students. In essence, the renovation will renew the life cycle of Darwin Hall, modernizing its classrooms and laboratories to serve the science curricula for the present and future generations of students at Sonoma State University.

Total: $26,012,000


Science II (seismic) (2002/04) $47,323,000

CSU Stanislaus is in need of a new Science Building to upgrade the delivery of quality science education to a student population that grew by more than 50 percent in the 1990s and will increase by that amount again in the next 10 years. Science Building II, the new 115,000-square-foot facility, would replace the existing Science Building, which was built in 1972 and needs seismic retrofitting. The present Science Building will be remodeled and converted to a much-needed classroom building. The new science facility would provide students access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, enabling the University to achieve heightened academic standards in the sciences. It also will include classrooms, an observatory, a greenhouse, an animal care complex, faculty offices and centrally located academic departments. The larger facility is essential to fulfill the region's needs for teacher training programs in science education and workforce preparation for economic development.

Seismic Upgrade, Drama Ceiling (2002/03) $675,000

This project will renovate the Mainstage Theatre ceiling in the Drama Building, which will upgrade the quality of all performances in the theatre and bring the ceiling up to state seismic stabilization standards.

Total: $47,998,000

Systemwide minor capital outlay projects (2002/04) $32,000,000

Total 2002-04 Project Funding for CSU Campuses $495,867,000

Unallocated funds for future projects to be identified later $24,000

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Last Updated: 29 August 2002

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