Behavioral and Social Sciences building
California State University, Chico
The new Behavioral and Social Sciences building will replace Butte Hall on the Chico State University campus. This 94,000 gross square foot, design-build project with Turner Construction Company will be a net zero energy building that will co-locate several college resources to a common location and provide much needed study areas. The new building will maximize space usage, provide active learning environments, create holistic work environments for faculty and staff, improve outdoor environments, and support the health and wellness of all building occupants.
The building will include 22 general university classrooms, 1 large learning hall, study, and lounge spaces, 5 departmental instructional labs, and office spaces for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The Behavioral and Social Sciences departments include Anthropology, Economics, Geography and Planning, Multi-Cultural and Gender Studies, Political Science and Criminal Justice, Public Health and Health Services Administration, Social Science, Social Work, and Sociology.