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Hameetman Center

The Hameetman Center will be the new hub of the campus.

Project Description

The Hameetman Center is a new campus center that is under construction on the site of the former Winnett Student Center.The Hameetman Center will replace the Winnett as Caltech’s central community gathering place.

The two-story center is named in honor of Caltech trustee Fred Hameetman (BS ’62) and his wife, Joyce, who provided the initial funding to initiate the design of the reimagined campus hub. Once completed, Hameetman Center will feature a large public lounge, an expanded Red Door Marketplace, the Caltech Store, music rehearsal facilities, student club rooms, a multipurpose room, and a conference room. The rehearsal facility is being made possible thanks to a gift from emeritus professor of theoretical physics Steven Frautschi and his wife, Mie.

The Hameetman Center is scheduled to open in late 2018.


The Hameetman Center will be located near the Chandler Dining Hall and the north undergraduate houses.

Building Details

  • 24,000 square feet and two stories tall, with a partial basement.

    • The upper floor will house a large music rehearsal room, multipurpose room, conference room, and lounge.

    • The ground level will feature the Caltech Store, an expanded Red Door Marketplace, and an open, versatile lounge. This will also open up to new outdoor gathering spaces on all sides of the building.

    • The basement level, accessible by interior stairs and an elevator, will house the recording studio and various club spaces.

  • The building has been designed in accordance with Caltech’s sustainability guidelines

Construction Schedule

  • August 2017-November 2018


  • $15.1 million project

Project Team

  • Architect: Gonzalez Goodale Architects

  • General Contractor: Pankow Builders

Renderings for the Hameetman Center...
Looking towards the NorthEast corner of the building.
NorthEast Rendering of the new construction
Looking towards the NorthWest corner of the building.
NorthWest Rendering of new construction

Looking towards the South face of the building.
The South face rendering of new construction

Looking towards the West face of the building.
West Face of new construction

The Floor Plans
New Ground Floor

         New Second Floor

  Redesign of Basement

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