Major Capital Projects for CSU Receive Additional Awards and Recognition
For O’Connor Construction Management, Inc., this is year marked with exceptional major capital project completions for the California State University (CSU).

Now a two-time award winning project through the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union project received a 2014 CMAA National Project Achievement Award in the “Buildings - New Construction - Constructed value less than $100 Million” Category. The project is the largest and most notable under San Diego State University’s Capital Improvement Program. At a cost of $77 million, the 194,000 GSF facility features a fitness center, bowling and games center, grand hall, 300-seat stadium style movie theater, cafes, pub restaurant, convenience store, and the second largest Starbucks in the United States. The project team included O’Connor Construction Management, Inc. as Construction Manager, Cannon Design as the Architect/Engineer, and Sundt Construction as the CMatRisk.

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has recognized the new University Student Union at CSU San Marcos as a winner in their annual Design Build Awards Program. The team of Hornberger + Worstell (architect) and PCL Construction won the “Educational Facilities” category - Western Pacific Region. As the Project Manager, O’Connor worked from the RFQ/P development stage and D/B selection through construction completion on this state-of-the-art project.

San Jose State University’s Student Union Expansion was also recently recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a finalist for the 2014 Silicon Valley Structures Awards. This project was one of three selected, in the same pool with Levi’s Stadium, for Best Public/ Civic Project Category. With the completion of the expansion phase, the O’Connor team is now managing the renovation of the existing Student Union.

Congratulations to all of the hard working teams on these projects! If you would like any additional information on these projects, the Collaborative Design-Build model for CSU, or the new TOCA delivery for CSU, please contact Neil Murphy at
November 6, 2014