The red areas on this map show active construction zones as of August 2018. [VIEW THE INTERACTIVE MAP]
Caltech works to minimize any interference to traffic, parking, or quality of life caused by campus construction projects. However, we know disruptions are inevitable, and we appreciate your patience.
Our most active construction site, the Chen building (at Del Mar Boulevard and Wilson Avenue) will serve as a state-of-the-art hub for pioneering brain research. Truck traffic should diminish this fall, although we anticipate increased noise and congestion on Del Mar between Hill and Wilson avenues until the building opens in fall of 2020.
Wilson Court Bungalows
In appreciation of Pasadena’s rich architectural heritage, Caltech elected to preserve the 1920s-era bungalows—and their historically significant configuration—rather than demolish them. As part of the Chen project, contractors moved the seven bungalows from their former site at the southeast corner of Wilson and Del Mar to a new site near the northeast corner of Catalina Avenue and San Pasqual Street. The bungalows will serve as campus housing after renovations are complete, likely by June 2019.
Situated at the center of campus, the two-story Hameetman Center will serve as a gathering place with student club rooms, music rehearsal space, the Caltech Store, and other amenities. Construction began in September 2017 and is expected to be completed later this year.
Caltech’s newest undergraduate residence, which opened in September, can accommodate 211 students in a mix of single rooms and suites. The six-building complex is located on the north side of campus, near Del Mar and Chester Avenue.
The Caltech Master Plan, approved by the City of Pasadena, sets forth rules and guidelines for development on campus.