POMONA, Calif. – November 5, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — C.W. Driver, a premiere builder serving California since 1919, has announced the construction completion on the $45.9 million Cal Poly Pomona student recreation center, the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex (BRIC). The new LEED® Silver certified, 126,000-square-foot project was completed in September 2014.

“The building was designed to not only be a focal point of the university, but to provide a sustainable environment for students,” said Brett Curry, vice president of operations with C.W. Driver. “The abundance of natural lighting is one of the more prominent sustainable features which contributed greatly to the LEED® Silver certification of this project.”

The three-story recreation center includes a three-court gymnasium, multipurpose activity court, elevated jogging track, weight and fitness area, racquetball courts, recreation pool with deck area, five multi-purpose rooms, wellness center, social lounge and administration space.

The project was constructed on the site of an existing pool, with construction occurring in two phases. The first phase of the project included the construction of the new pool, and the second phase demolished two buildings and the existing pool to allow for the completion of the recreation center itself. This phased delivery ensured university’s aquatic facilities experienced a lesser impact during both phases of construction.

The design of the building incorporates cantilevered sections on three sides, with exterior finishes of glass, metal and stone. A curtain wall at the mid-section of the structure opens to an indoor atrium which houses a 53-foot rock climbing wall, which is the first amenity seen when students make their way into the recreation center.

In order to meet LEED® Silver criteria, the recreation center was designed with an array of environmentally-friendly features. C.W. Driver installed Solatube skylights to illuminate the gymnasium area, which use concentrated light from the sun to brighten interiors naturally, and large skylights atop the atrium roof to allow for additional natural lighting to enter the facility.

In addition to Curry, the C.W. Driver team includes Gregg Riddle, project executive; Scott Swanson, senior project manager; Yvette Gameros, assistant project manager; Nathan St. Clair, senior project engineer; Mark Vondran, senior estimator; Caryl Ann Vredenburg, senior project planner; Bruce Campbell, senior superintendent; Steve DuToit, assistant superintendent; Robert Estrella, senior project engineer; Steve Foley, superintendent; Scott Foley, labor foreman; and Kelley Murphy, senior accountant. LPA, Inc. worked as the architect for this project.

The Cal Poly Pomona recreation center joins a number of C.W. Driver-built academic construction projects, including student recreation centers at California State University Fullerton; California State University Long Beach; and California State University Northridge, which have achieved LEED® Gold certification; and San Francisco State University Recreation and Wellness Center, targeting LEED® Gold certification; as well as multiple upgrades, renovations and new construction to educational institutions throughout the state of California.

About C.W. Driver
C.W. Driver is a premier builder serving California since 1919. As a leader in general contracting and construction management services, remaining on the cutting-edge across a broad spectrum of industries, including education, healthcare/biomedical, entertainment, retail, commercial, industrial and government. C.W. Driver serves “Fortune 500” companies including Sony, Disney, Universal Studios and Macy’s Inc. Institutional clients include the California State University system, private colleges and universities, dozens of K-12 school districts and community college districts. C.W. Driver has offices located in Los Angeles, Irvine, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego and San Mateo. For more information, please visit www.cwdriver.com

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