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Ginsburg Center Construction Update and Impact to Campus Access and Parking

May 07, 2024

To: The Campus Community
From: Dave Kang, Associate Vice President of Facilities
Date: May 7, 2024
Re: Ginsburg Center Construction Update and Impact to Campus Access and Parking

This term, we will begin the next stage of construction on the new Ginsburg Center for Quantum Precision Measurement. The Ginsburg Center, to be located near the south end of campus along California Boulevard, will bring together physicists, engineers, and other Caltech scientists to collaborate on cutting-edge research in quantum science and technology.

As we prepare for this next phase of the project, we thought it important to share how we expect construction to impact pedestrian pathways, parking, and campus access points off California Boulevard.

Spring Construction Updates
Beginning on Wednesday, May 15, a construction fence will be raised around the core project site south of Ronald and Maxine Linde Hall of Mathematics and Physics and Kellogg Radiation Laboratory. The area shown in this image will be closed for the duration of the project, which has an expected end date of summer 2026.

For timely updates regarding impacts to campus, please refer to the Ginsburg Center project website. The website shares frequently asked questions and contacts to reach out to with additional questions or concerns. Project announcements will also be provided in the Ion Caltech newsletters and on the Caltech Today website.

Summer Construction
This summer term, beginning after Commencement on June 14, the construction fencing will be expanded to enclose the South Campus Gate Plaza (the north–south walkway between Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics and Linde Hall). This area will then be closed for the duration of the project, through summer 2026.

Pedestrian Access
Beginning in summer 2024, closures to pedestrian routes will include the South Campus Gate Plaza, the area south of Linde Hall and Kellogg Lab, and a portion of the sidewalk along the north side of California Boulevard. Pedestrian paths will be rerouted to the Orange Walk (non-ADA accessible) and through Bridge Labs (ADA accessible). Pedestrian access paths can be viewed in this image

For those traveling across California Boulevard, the crosswalk at S. Campus Drive (near the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics) and California Boulevard will provide access to the west side of campus, while the crosswalk at Arden Road and California Boulevard will provide access to the east side of campus.

Also beginning in summer 2024, approximately 17 street parking spots on the north and south sides of California Boulevard between the S. Campus Drive and Arden Road intersections will be blocked off for the duration of construction. In addition, the bottom floor of the underground California Parking Structure will include parking for construction workers.

Other Impacts
It is expected that construction of this magnitude will introduce elements of noise, dust, and vibration. Please know that the project team will implement stringent measures to mitigate the impact of this work on research, study, and work activities, and will regularly provide updates to the community. Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.