Loma Hall Annex Renovation Construction Underway

Phase II construction on the expansion of Loma Hall, home of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, going toward Guadalupe Hall to the north on the University of San Diego campus is well underway.


The Loma Hall Annex renovation is a continuation of the School of Engineering’s first floor of Loma Hall expansion. The first phase, which opened a few years ago and produced multiple student workspaces such as the Cymer Ideation Space, Donald’s Garage and a main laboratory workspace, was a success.

Phase II, which began in December 2017, is taking place where USD’s former University Bookstore once resided. The renovation, which will produce new offices, labs, classrooms and restrooms, is expected to be completed by August 2018, according to Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management Melissa Plaskonos.

While construction takes place this spring and summer, site logistics are being affected such as the majority of parking to the south of Serra Hall is not accessible and it will impact pedestrian traffic surrounding Guadalupe Hall, Loma Hall, Serra Hall, and the Law School. Signage has been installed to direct pedestrians accordingly as some entrances/exits are closed.

Phase III of the project, which does not have a start date, will comprise of a bridge connection between the Loma Hall Annex and Guadalupe Hall.

The Loma Hall Annex renovation is one of several construction projects affiliated with the Renaissance Plan, a multi-purpose project overseen by USD’s Facilities Management. The Renaissance Plan focuses on annual deferred maintenance projects, restoration of select legacy buildings and strategic new construction. The Loma Hall Annex is one of three projects on tap for the campus. While it is in the construction phase, a new Mission and Ministry Center is currently in the design phase and a Learning Commons space is in the planning stage.

— Compiled by Ryan T. Blystone, USD News Center

Slideshow photos courtesy of School of Engineering (construction) and Facilities Management (Loma Annex rendering)