One Washington Square: Illumination

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    Photo: Christina Olivas
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    Photo: Christina Olivas
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    Photo: Muhamed Causevic, '15 BFA Graphic Design
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    Photo: Christina Olivas
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    Photo: Christina Olivas
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    Photo: Michelle Vaquilar, '15 BFA Graphic Design
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    Photo: Michelle Vaquilar, '15 BFA Graphic Design
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    Photo: Michelle Vaquilar, '15 BFA Graphic Design

Walking through the newly renovated Yoshihiro Uchida Hall is a study in old meeting new. Following a yearlong construction project, the building’s signature spiraled turrets are still in place, but a new, glass-front main entrance encases the structure on the west side, bringing the old exterior in.

Shared by the kinesiology, athletics, and health science and recreation departments, Uchida Hall now houses a world-class dojo lit by original floor-to-ceiling windows that finally provides a venue befitting San José State’s premier judo program. It also includes state-of-the-art academic facilities and new locker rooms for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball and gymnastics—all centered around the heart of the building: the retrofitted gymnasium.

Atop the recently rededicated structure is a second-floor outdoor patio, perfect for taking in a new view of campus.

See more photos of the renovation and read about the YUH rededication.


Jody Ulate

Jody Ulate, '05 MA English, is editor of the Washington Square blog and printed alumni magazine.

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