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- mode associates 2012

Spanos Stadium & Mustang Memorial

The Alex G. Spanos and Mustang Memorial projects transformed the southwest quadrant of the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus.  Fraught with challenges from the beginning, this project bridges a major entrance to the campus, is built up to a railroad right-of- way on one side, and a service road on the other, and was designed and constructed under  24 months.  Adding 4,000 seats, skyboxes, press boxes, restrooms, and improved field conditions for football and soccer; it is considered a gem by the campus and surrounding community.   The Mustang Memorial plaza honoring the victims of a 1960 plane crash was completed concurrently with the stadium expansion.  The final design of  this moving tribute incorporated the ideas of two winners of a design competition selected by family members and survivors of the crash.  The memorial has 18 columns representing each of the Cal Poly crash victims, built to their individual height with a plaque honoring them, they are shrouded in copper and meant to age uniquely with the passing of time.