Saiful Bouquet provided full structural engineering design services for the new $40M Otter Student Union at the CSU Monterey Bay campus.
The Student Union building provides 70,000 GSF of activity spaces, meeting rooms, lounges, food service space, bookstore, retail space, student government club space and an additional 11,500 gsf of secondary Student Union programs. The new Student Union is a 3 story structure designed and constructed to meet LEED Silver certification requirements. The building is of steel construction with concrete filled metal deck slabs and roof, on a conventional spread footing foundation. Seismic systems consist of Buckling Restrained Braced Frames. Long span steel beams are utilized over the ground floor column free spaces with occupiable spaces above.