Poly Canyon Village

San Luis Obispo, CA


Poly Canyon Village is 820,000 sq. ft. with 11,000 load-bearing wall panels and is the largest cold-formed steel load-bearing framing project in California. Originally planned for a twenty-month construction schedule, this design/build project was successfully completed in fourteen months, shaving off six months from the original schedule.

The village is able to accommodate up to 2,670 students in four and five-bedroom housing units. With nine buildings, some as high as five stories, along with 5,811 sq. ft. of retail space, the village is the largest LEED-certified student housing community in the U.S.


  • Structural panels
  • Metal decking
  • Load bearing metal studs
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Portland cement plaster
  • Gypsum board assemblies
  • Structural steel
  • Rough carpentry


  • WWCCA / Walter F. Pruter Project of the Year – Exteriors Institutional (2009)
  • Innovator Award by Student Housing Business – Best New Development: On-Campus (2011)
  • DBIA, Western Pacific Region – Award of Excellence – Public Over $15 Million (2010)