(Carson, CA) – California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) will host a beam signing ceremony on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. for its new four-story, 107,600-square-foot Innovation and Instruction Building to mark a new phase in its construction, and celebrate its role in the transformation of the physical campus. The building is scheduled to be open in time for fall classes in 2021.
During the ceremony, CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham and members of the campus community will sign their names and messages on the last steel beam to be placed during the framing phase of the Innovation and Instruction Building.
Adding their mark during the beam signing ceremony will be Carson City Council members and other civic leaders. Carson Mayor Pro Tempore Cedric Hicks, a CSUDH alumnus, will join Parham and others providing remarks during the event.
“With its prominent location on Victoria Street, the stunning new Innovation and Instruction Building will serve as a gateway to the university, and significantly position our faculty and staff to provide first in class academic and co-curricular experiences for our students,” said Parham. “When combined with the soon to open Science and Innovation Building, and the new residence hall, which will serve as a living-learning community, these structures will improve our instructional and research capacity, and transform the aesthetic ambiance of the Dominguez Hills campus community.”
The Innovation and Instruction Building, which will house CSUDH’s College of Business Administration and Public Policy, will offer 25- to 120-seat classrooms, active learning classrooms, case study rooms, and computer labs on three floors for the entire university to utilize. With its prominent location on Victoria Street, the building will serve the campus as well as the community.
Designed with that multi-functionality in mind, the building’s first-floor, 120-seat classroom can be converted to a banquet hall when classes are not in session, and with a 250-seat auditorium on the same level, the facility transforms into an event center that can host conferences and events year-round. The grand lobby on the first floor will feature a multi-story atrium, a café, and a large media wall to welcome students and visitors.
The Innovation and Instruction Building is one of three projects underway at CSUDH. Scheduled to open for classes for fall semester 2020 are the nearly complete, 91,000-square-foot Science and Innovation Building, and the new four-story student housing complex.
To learn more about all the construction taking place at CSUDH visit www.csudh.edu/fpcm/major-capital-projects/construction-updates.