SDSU Imperial Valley

A FRESH NEW LOOK AT SDSU IMPERIAL VALLEY

By Victor Nava | Photograph by Alex Zazueta

July 21, 2021

By the end of summer, all 12 buildings on the Calexico and Brawley sites will be painted the same distinctive white with turquoise trim — Balsa and Blue Spruce, from Sherwin-Williams — used on the San Diego campus.

“The consistent color scheme between the campuses is a visual reminder that ‘We are One SDSU,’” says SDSU Imperial Valley Dean Gregorio Ponce.

The makeover began in December and also involved giving the buildings “a bit of love” such as repairing wall cracks and repatching stucco, says Maribel Madero, the project lead and director of business and financial services.

“We’ve received positive comments from students, staff and faculty,” she says. “The light color helps the landscape around the buildings pop and gives a different vibe when you walk into the campus.”