Verdugo Projects

Athletics and Kinesiology Expansion and Seismic Retrofitting


The Verdugo Gymnasium will undergo a seismic retrofit and expansion to modernize the facility and bring it into compliance with current codes. The project, which is under construction, includes the addition of new locker room facilities, an auxiliary gym, and modern Title IX-compliant spaces to support the physical education and athletics programs. Other features include adding elevator access between floors; modernizing or replacing poorly functioning building systems such as plumbing, drainage, heating, and ventilation; and a number of outdoor upgrades, including a shaded space that can accommodate a variety of fitness activities, accessible paths of travel to Sartoris Field, and public restrooms and a concession stand to serve spectators at the field.


  • Increment I: Complete
  • Increment II: Under Construction
    • Shoring installed week of 11/9/2020
    • Pouring concrete of foundation scheduled for 12/7/2020
    • Plumbing for the concession stand began week of 11/23/2020
    • Scheduling of User Group meetings related to ducting, offices, striping, drop net design, lockers, FF&E, and room numbering in progress
    • Conducted site walk with users on 10/08/2020
    • Exterior installation finishing system in progress
    • Chilled water pipe installation complete
    • Metal decking in progress
    • Structural steel erection continues along upper high bay canopy; Metal stud framing layout in progress
      • Steel framing on west side to began week of 11/23/2020
      • Pouring concrete of staircase and mechanical curbs completed 11/20/2020
      • Pouring concrete of lower roof mechanical curbs completed 11/2/2020
      • HVAC installation on lower level in progress
      • Excavation for concession stand began week of 11/2/2020; target concrete pour date: December 2020
      • Plumbing installation began week of 11/2/2020
      • Decking for lower roof section installed
      • North wing of existing gym demolition in progress (interior lobby area); Forming and re-bar for retaining wall, planter, and grade beam in progress
        • Replacing ducting with individual exhaust fan units
      • Preliminary Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing in progress through end of October
      • Structural steel elevation on North elevation – section 1; Target completion: 10/08/2020
      • Sequence 1 steel erection began on 9/08
      • High bay complete
      • Canopy 85% complete
      • Metal stud framing at high bay 75% complete; metal stud framing at basement in progress; metal stud framing of upper and lower deck – estimated completion date: 12/1/2020 and drywall in progress
      • Sprinkler and preliminary plumbing on lower level in progress
  • Seismic Upgrade: Under Construction
    • Fire alarm and fire sprinkler system installation pending drop ceiling completion
    • Interior demolition for Fitness Center complete
    • North wing preliminary electrical, plumbing, and fire sprinkler installation in progress
    • North wing welding stabilization in progress
    • Lower roof patching scheduled for week of 10/05/2020
    • Demo of North interior of existing gym – Target Completion: 09/22/2020
    • Lower roof demolition complete
    • Patching existing high roof – Target Completion: 10/02/2020
    • Demolition for team locker room/bathrooms in progress
    • Interior demolition for Fitness Center – Complete
    • Completion of patch work on the wall and ceiling as well as North Wing demolition on 9/11
    • Installing fire protection system in existing gym
    • Roofing to start week of 8/10/2020
    • Fire protection in weight room completed
    • Fire sprinkler installation in progress; re-installation of ceiling, including lighting, to begin week of 8/17/2020


Under Construction 86%

Project Team

Project Manager Thomas Hughes, Cumming
General Contractor Robert Abolian, The Nazerian Group (TNG)
Architect of Record Gus Galindo, Little Architects
Inspector of Record Raul Longone, RL Inspection Services