Degheri Alumni Center, University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Size
30,425 SF

Cost
$6.3 million

Completion
2004

This new 3-story building provides a home away from home for USD alumni and features the University of San Diego’s 16th century Spanish Renaissance architecture. The new alumni center is located on the site of the former Harmon Hall and is the eastern gateway to the USD campus.

The building features an alumni “living room,” with a fireplace where alumni can review old photographs and yearbooks. This area also features USD traditions and history and an open-air courtyard, along with an outside rear patio and conference room for events and gatherings. The center is home to the campus hospitality center, alumni relations office, parent relations office, fund-raising office and communication and marketing departments. It functions as a focal point and orientation center for prospective freshman, Alumni events, public relations and special fund-raising venues. The project was delivered via the fast-track design-build method.