The Renaissance Plan

The Renaissance Plan

The Renaissance Plan is the most ambitious long-term building maintenance plan in USD’s history, and will combine renovation with strategic new construction.

At Alcalá Park, beauty and sustainability go hand-in-hand. In order to reach USD's vision as a contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity's urgent challenges, the university must prepare for its future. As the university approaches its 75th anniversary in 2024, the Renaissance Plan will lay a foundation for the USD's operational success over the next 75 years.

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Video: The Renaissance Plan
Ky Snyder, VP of Operations, introduces the Renaissance Plan.

Renaissance Plan Projects

The Renaissance Plan is moving forward. We invite all members of the campus community to participate in open forums during the planning phase, and check in on progress when construction begins (via live video streams). You can also visit the Facilities Management website for the latest on featured projects.

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Learning Commons

The Learning Commons will be a new mixed-use educational facility located on the lawn area north of Copley Library and to the west of Camino Hall. Design features will include 24-hour study space, a minimum of 14 classrooms with seating for 25 to 40 people, lecture classroom with a 100-person capacity, coffee/snack service, and outdoor space. The building will be designed and constructed to LEED silver standards, all while maintaining the existing Spanish Renaissance style. The goal for this space is to stimulate collaboration and social interaction in an effort to maximize the educational experience. Construction is expected to start summer 2019.

For additonal updates on the Learning Commons project, click here.

Copley Library

Copley Library

The Copley Library project will provide interior renovations consisting of a welcoming lobby, collaboration/conference spaces, bathrooms, and upgrades for the library staff, which will include offices, meeting spaces, and a staff lounge. In addition, there will be zoned areas for special collections, exhibits/gallery space, interactive spaces, computer stations, and archives. Careful attention to sound attenuation, balanced lighting, and customer experience will be included in the design of this project. Regular meetings with project stakeholders began in June 2017 and are ongoing. Construction of this LEED silver project is projected to start in 2019.

For additional updates on the Copley Library project, click here.

Camino Founders

Founders and Camino Halls

As the first buildings on USD’s campus, Founders and Camino Halls are part of the Renaissance Plan’s Legacy Portfolio. The scope of work on these buildings will be predominately deferred maintenance – electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and accessibility. During restoration, opportunities to update space will be evaluated for feasibility within programmatic and budget parameters.

 

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School of Business

A new School of Business Building will be constructed in the parking lot adjacent to Olin Hall to form a new USD School of Business Complex. Construction is expected to be complete in August 2022. 

 

Olin Hall

Olin Hall

As part of the Renaissance Plan’s Legacy Portfolio, the scope of work in Olin Hall will be predominately deferred maintenance – electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and accessibility. During restoration, opportunities to update space will be evaluated for feasibility within programmatic and budget parameters.

For additional updates on the Olin Hall renovation, click here.


Other University Projects

Engineering Space

Engineering Space

To date, Loma Hall and the Loma Hall Annex (now called Belanich Engineering Center) have undergone two phases of renovation to create offices, labs and classrooms for the School of Engineering.

For additional updates on the new SMSE space, click here.

Mission and Ministry Multipurpose Center

Mission and Ministry Center

This Mission and Ministry project includes a new multipurpose building in the east patio area of Founders Hall that will create a home for Mission and Ministry offices and activities. Interior and exterior courtyard and patio spaces will be part of the Center. Construction is underway.

For additional updates on the Mission and Ministry project, click here.