Santa Clara University

Santa Clara 2020 - Integrated Strategic Plan - Facilities Master Plan

Facilities Master Plan

Several campus facilities will be constructed or renovated to accommodate increased enrollments and help Santa Clara University achieve its strategic goals and objectives.

Fostering Strategic Partnerships Within and Across Academic Neighborhoods

Santa Clara University will construct:
  • A modern and dramatic Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building fostering creativity and innovation. This new building will join existing facilities for music, theatre, and dance to complete an arts quadrant on the northwest corner of the campus.
  • A unified facility for the School of Law on the northeast corner of campus. Strategically located adjacent to the Leavey School of Business (Lucas Hall), the School of Law will be part of a new professional neighborhood, bridging academic partnerships across business and law.
  • A cluster of buildings in the center of campus to house the School of Engineering, departments in the natural sciences and mathematics, and the Center for Science, Technology & Society. With adaptable cutting-edge laboratories, shared instrumentation facilities, and state-of-the-art classrooms, this complex will be critical to preparing future technology leaders ready to contribute in Silicon Valley and beyond.

The remodeling of Alumni Science Hall and demolition of Daly Science Hall will provide the University with additional, flexible academic space in the campus core to add instructional capacity and promote multidisciplinary collaboration.

Rationale
Santa Clara University fulfills its educational mission by providing students, faculty, and staff with a stimulating academic environment that promotes inquiry, application, and reflection. As the University expands capacity to meet growing student demand in key academic programs (e.g., science and engineering), it has re-imagined its facilities master plan to gain strategic adjacencies between naturally aligned disciplines.

In a world of increasing complexity, Santa Clara graduates will benefit greatly from multidisciplinary perspectives and the ability to work and interact across disciplinary boundaries.
 

Construction of New Residence Halls

Two new residence halls will house a total of 600 additional students.

  • A 240-bed extension of Sobrato Hall will be built on the land vacated after the Department of Art and Art History moves into its new facility north of Franklin Street.
  • A 360-bed residence hall will be constructed south of Dunne and Swig Halls, across Market Street.

The increased housing capacity will accommodate the planned growth of the undergraduate student body and deliver a more integrated and enhanced residential experience for undergraduates throughout their first two years. In addition, renovations to Benson Center will provide an expanded and more engaging environment for students.