Construction Beat

by Amanda Guerrero

Construction workers began filling out the outer steel frame of the future San Diego State Aztec Student Union during winter break by setting up metal inside the structure. Associated Students Marketing and Communications Manager Lorena Nava Ruggero said after the completion of the interior framing, work will begin on the building’s roof.


Decorative wood trusses similar to those found at Hardy Tower and the Little Theatre mark the area between the future Montezuma Hall and movie theater. The trusses, which emulate SDSU’s Spanish-style architecture, are made from Forest Service Council-certified materials. Ruggero said the wood used to make the trusses matches university goals to promote an eco-friendly, sustainable campus.


Travel agency STA Travel is the only business from SDSU’s former Aztec Center which is confirmed to return as part of the Aztec Student Union. Aztec Shops is in the process of selecting dining options for the building, with final decisions regarding these eateries expected in April.


Ruggero encouraged interested students to get involved with the Aztec Student Union by applying for the A.S. Facilities Board. Further updates on the building are available at and on Twitter @aztecstdntunion.