Tower Hall

Tower Hall with Trees

Background

Tower Hall is the centerpiece of San Jose State University. Built in 1910 to replace a previous building damaged in the earthquake of 1906, Tower Hall is the oldest structure on the SJSU campus, the oldest public school of higher education in California. State architects Sellon & Hemmings designed the building in the Spanish Revival style with influences from Gothic, Renaissance Revival, and Modern, reflecting the rich diversity found in San Jose. The building is still used as a lecture hall and serves as the office of the presidential administration.

Scope of Work: Exterior

The purpose of the renovation project was to repair; replace or upgrade the Tower Hall exterior finishes including these areas of focus:

  • Accessibility Ramps
  • Windows
  • Entrance
  • Stucco and brick
  • Balconies
  • Signage
  • Lighting

Scope of Work: Interior

The purpose of the renovation project was to repair; replace or upgrade the first and second floor Tower Hall interior finishes including these areas of focus:

  • Restrooms
  • Doors
  • Ceiling
  • Lighting
  • Flooring
  • Finishes
  • Carpeting
  • Paneling
  • Tile
  • Workstations

Primary Architect/Construction Manager Contact

Jaleh Behrouze, Senior Planner / Architect
Facilities Development and Operations
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0010

Interior Designer

Joyce Fan, Architect/Construction Specialist
Facilities Development and Operations
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0010

Exterior Architect

Page & Turnbull, Inc.
(415) 362-5154

Structural Engineer

J.C. Lian, SE
(626) 446-5585

Electrical Engineer

Salas O'Brien
Rosanna Lerma
(408) 282-1500

Mechanical Engineer

Salas O'Brien
Rosanna Lerma
(408) 282-1500