Completed Projects

Science & Innovation Building

The new Science & Innovation Building is a three‐story instructional building located south of the existing Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) building. The new 91,000 GSF facility will house teaching and research laboratory space for Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and CISE (Center for Innovation in STEM Education), including a maker‐space fabrication lab. The building has been situated to create a landscaped courtyard south of the existing NSM building, which will link the two buildings and provide an outdoor space for congregation and collaboration. The project will be designed and constructed to achieve Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) “Gold” Certification. Sustainable design features include provisions for smart controls for lighting and natural ventilation (in non‐lab spaces), open space on the site, advanced energy metering, use of recycled and regional materials, optimized energy performance and water efficient landscaping, subsurface drip irrigation for water reduction measures, energy efficient LED lighting fixtures, indirect natural daylighting and low‐flow plumbing fixtures.

Introduction to the Science and Innovation Project

Innovation and Instruction Building

The Innovation and Instruction building is a new four-story structure at the front door of the CSUDH campus, on Victoria Street at the east side of the main campus quad. The building has approximately 107,600 GSF and 69,250 ASF of space and is a gateway structure for the campus. It is located on the site of the one-story cluster of the Small Colleges Complex (SCC) constructed of CMU and wood in the early 1970’s.

The building houses general university and business school classrooms, faculty/administration offices, and a café, as well as a university event center with kitchen support. Classrooms and computer labs range from 25 to 120 seats; the larger classrooms are designed as active learning environments. Faculty offices, meeting rooms, breakout spaces, and open collaboration areas encourage student interaction and collaboration and enhance the continuous learning environment.

On the ground floor, a large lobby space with a four-story atrium welcomes students and visitors to the building and includes a large media wall. The upper two stories have glass and wall enclosures, overlooking the atrium. The central space is flanked by the student advising center on one side and the student coffee shop and university event center on the other, consisting of a 250-seat auditorium to host distinguished speakers and symposia, as well as be used as a collaborative learning classroom and distance learning space. The first 150 seats in this auditorium are designed so that every two rows will be on the same level, allowing students to participate in collaboration or discussion activities with the students in the next row. Another 120-seat classroom serves as an active learning environment and also as a banquet space. Flexibility of use for university-sponsored events is supported by a full catering kitchen with cold storage and a loading dock.

The second floor consists of classrooms and computer labs. The College of Business has a simulated trading room with lighted ticker tape information. A special feature is two 60-seat case study rooms. A small broadcast space provides an area for interactive lectures and distance learning. The third and fourth floors has faculty and departmental offices as well as classrooms.

A central open stairway connects all four levels of the building, enhancing visibility of programs and promoting interaction of students, faculty, administration, and the community.


Please forward any questions to the Facilities Planning, Design and Construction email or call us at (310) 243-3826

Student Housing Phase III

Student Housing Building

The Student Housing Phase III Project is a 506 bed complex of dormitory-style student housing.  The new student housing (93,607 GSF) complex includes a 4-Story Residence Building and a 1-Story Commons Building. The Residence Building includes double, triple and quadruple bedrooms, shared restrooms, private bedrooms for 11 Resident Advisors, a laundry room, study rooms, several small and large lounges and a two-bedroom apartment for the Residential Coordinator.  The Commons Building includes administrative offices, lounge and multi-purpose (active) space, mail/package delivery room, vending area, a convenience store, common restrooms, study room (passive) for small groups and other miscellaneous support spaces such as trash/recycling pickup.  

The new project is located south of International Avenue, west of Birchknoll Drive, and north of the existing main central plant (Building I.D. No. 87) / Unity Drive.  

Site improvements include landscaping, exterior lighting, building and wayfinding signage, visitor/temporary parking, pick-up/drop-off zones, fire lanes, access for trash collection, an outdoor semi-shaded seating area, semi-shaded bicycle racks, a barbeque/picnic area.