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.