|This ceremony marks another
step in the progress of the construction of the new home
for College of Business and Economics
December 15, 2006:: No. 98
University and business leaders, alumni
and students will gather Monday, Dec. 18, as the final
steel beam is put into place on Steven G. Mihaylo Hall,
the future home for Cal State Fullerton’s College
of Business and Economics.
A “topping-off” celebration for the achievement is scheduled from
11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of Langsdorf Hall, adjacent to the construction
site on the south side of campus.
This will cap the first phase of construction of the five-story, 195,000-square-foot
building, which — like other recently constructed facilities on campus — features
a number of elements designed for energy efficiency, including a reflectant or
cool roof system, sun shading devices, high-performance glazing, energy-efficient
lighting, and an automated building control system. Landscaping for the structure
will include native, drought-tolerant plants.
“Not only is this building energy efficient in how it is being built and
will operate, it’s also state-of-the-art,” said Anil Puri, dean of
the College of Business and Economics. It will feature “smart” classrooms
and lecture facilities, computer labs, student support areas, administrative
and office space, and house the college’s various centers and institutes.
“The centers and institutes contribute to the overall strength and economy
of the state and region and provide valuable resources to community members and
The building is named after CSUF alumnus Steven G. Mihaylo, founder and chief
executive officer of Phoenix-based Inter-Tel, a publicly traded provider of communications
hardware, software and services. Mihaylo has given $4.5 million in pledges and
contributions to the College of Business and Economics.
“We’re doing real well in energy consumption,” said Jay Bond,
associate vice president, facilities management, noting that Cal State Fullerton
is purchasing 16 percent alternate or “green” power, which is defined
as electricity that is partially or entirely generated from environmentally friendly
resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal or other means. The campus also has
upgraded lighting, as well as its heating and cooling systems, to be more energy
efficient, and the use of electric and alternative fuel vehicles is growing. “I
believe that we have probably one of the most energy efficient campuses in the
state because we use less BTUs per square foot, and per student, than other CSU
campuses,” said Bond.
This spring, the university welcomed the opening of the Fullerton Arboretum Visitor
Center, the campus’s first “green” building. The center design — featuring
natural ventilation and light; low-flow faucets and low-volume toilets; lighting
with multilevel switching and motion sensors; and recycled building materials
for exterior siding, insulation and flooring — garnered a Best Practices
Award for Overall Sustainable Design during the 4th annual UC/CSU Sustainability
Conference in 2005.
A $15 million campaign to help build Mihaylo Hall and to create endowments for
student scholarships, academic programs and centers was launched last year with
a $1 million-plus pledge from Emulex Chairman Paul Folino, for whom the road
adjacent to Mihaylo Hall is named.
information on the campaign, contact Marcia Harrison, director of development
in the College of Business and Economics, at 657-278-4869 or email@example.com.
Architect for the $82 million project is Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Inc.; contractor
is Turner Construction Co. Construction is slated for completion in 2008.
Anil Puri, dean of the College of Business and
Economics, at 657-278-2592 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Bond, associate vice president, facilities
management, at 657-278-2122 or email@example.com
Pamela McLaren of Public Affairs at 657-278-4852
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