In 1969, San Jose State University opened the doors to its new Student Union, designed to meet the demands of students needing meeting, recreation and service space. The structure was a state-of-the-art facility in its day, but over the decades the size of the student body grew and their needs shifted: students now needed a place to get a morning cup of coffee or a late-night snack, to host and see events in lecture halls, and to access community and student group resources. Despite optimized space and continual improvements being made to the building, it was determined that an expansion would be necessary in its future. Additionally, a recent seismic study concluded that the Student Union was in need of retrofitting to meet current safety codes, so plans were finally put into place to upgrade this center of campus life.
Open to students in the spring of 2015, the updated Student Union offers a new ballroom, theatre, lecture hall and three-story atrium, as well as updates to some old favorites, such as the Bowling Center, the Spartan Bookstore and the food court.
San Jose State University Student Union
Lathrop Construction Associates
Structural Excavation, Structural Concrete, Shotcrete, Site & Architectural Concrete