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We are excited to announce that CSU Monterey Academic III has been awarded LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Academic III achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water and energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality and innovative design. Green buildings allow organizations to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them healthier and more comfortable spaces.

Delivered via Collaborative Design-Build with WRNS Studio, the 49,000SF instructional building brings together the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at CSU Monterey Bay.  The main floor consists of lecture and classroom spaces, gallery space, a 200-seat screening room, and Dean’s Suite. The second floor contains faculty offices, instructional spaces, support spaces, and gathering spaces that create collaboration zones. The building’s U-shaped configuration wraps around a central amphitheater-style courtyard that acts as a mixed-use gathering space.

This project was led by: Allison Otto, Principal-in-Charge; Robert Ussery, General Superintendent; Jose Carrasco, Sr. Project Manager; Kevin Halfhill, Sr. Estimator; Justine Golden, Sr. Project Accountant; Daniel Edwards, Project Manager; Brian Harp, Sr. Superintendent; Bruce Bowen, Superintendent; Toni Little, Project Engineer; Juan Cervantes, Foreman.