Red Cross Building at Cal Poly Pomona’s “Innovation Village”[three_fourth last=”no”]
A consortium of medical, bio-medical and related high technology firms are housed within Cal Poly Pomona’s “Innovation Village”, which was constructed on a 70-acre expanse of land within the University grounds. Located on the site is a state-of-the-art American Red Cross regional headquarters and administrative office, designed by the architectural firm of Ewing, Cole, Cherry & Brott.
This 2-story, 200,000 s.f. structure with 100-space parking lot and truck docking facilities sits on 15 acres and features the nation’s largest blood processing and distribution center, with 12% of the Red Cross blood supply. Prior to the construction of the Pomona Innovation Village location, there were only three blood processing centers in Southern California, and those located in downtown Los Angeles and Irvine are now consolidated here. The University and American Red Cross partner on research opportunities at the site and employ 600 to 800 people, with numerous internships in infectious disease testing, pharmaceutical lab practices, histocompatibility and immunogenetics testing.
The Fuscoe Engineering team’s challenges included incorporating the design of the American Red Cross building within the framework of the future Innovation Village master plan. Fuscoe developed civil improvements for the site, including water, sewer, storm drain, grading and access and road improvement plans. The team also provided design service, project management and construction administration for construction of the southerly extension of Campus Drive from the intersection of Temple Avenue. Project efforts included street, drainage, retaining wall and roadway embankment design, right-of-way engineering and plans for a bridge connection for a half-mile extension of the roadway to service existing outlying campus buildings. Extensive agency coordination involved the California Polytechnic University Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the City of Pomona. All permits were issued through the University Facilities Division.
American Red Cross