A few of the university’s projects that have refined Chico State over the last decade
Colusa Hall received a facelift back in 2010 that turned the university’s oldest structure—the only building dating back to the original Normal School—into a conference and classroom facility with modern audio/visual equipment. Prior to the remodel, it served as administrative offices, classrooms and food service. Funded by Chico State’s Regional and Continuing Education.
Budget: $3.3 millionNormal Avenue Parking Structure
Chico State’s new four-story parking facility is also home to the University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety and the Campus Information Center. It was completed in 2012 on the site of a longtime parking lot and was paid for through a variety of sources, mainly parking revenues and campus reserves.
Budget: $14.2 millionSutter Hall
The two-building Sutter Hall, on the north side of campus along Legion Avenue, comprises more than 110,000 square feet. The five-story structure is home to student housing and a dining facility for its approximately 200 residents. The two-story structure also holds offices, recreation areas and other space for those living on campus. The facility opened in 2010. Paid for primarily through revenues from housing fees.
Budget: $60 millionStudent Services Center
Replacing the old portable buildings at Second and Ivy streets, the modern Student Services Center opened its doors to students back in fall 2008. The 120,000-foot brick-and-stucco facility houses offices such as Admissions, Career Planning and Placement, Upward Bound and Financial Aid. State bond funded.
Budget: $46 millionGateway Science Museum
The relatively small single-story facility adjacent to Bidwell Mansion comprises 9,698 square feet. Gateway Science Museum was completed in 2009 and is home to permanent exhibits highlighting aspects of the North State’s natural environment, as well as broader traveling exhibits. The project received a $3 million state grant via Proposition 40, but the bulk of it was paid for through private donations.
Budget: $14.2 million