“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” That is, unless you were one of the construction workers on the job this summer break, helping to transform California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) physical campus.
With three projects underway, much of CSUDH’s east side will be under construction this fall semester
To experience all the construction progress, it’s best to walk up CSUDH’s East Walkway starting on the south end of campus.
On the right, the Science and Innovation Building quickly comes into view. Scheduled to be open for fall semester 2020, the 91,000-square-foot facility is already striking, with its intricate, alternating blue-gray façade that was completed this summer, and its effortless architectural cohesion with the adjacent University Library. The structure will house teaching and research laboratory space for chemistry, biology, physics, the Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education, and much more.
To learn more about the Science and Innovation Building and take a virtual tour, visit https://www.csudh.edu/fpcm/major-capital-projects/.
“Our university is bursting with potential and is changing the trajectory of many people’s lives. Our new master plan for CSU Dominguez Hills reflects our vision to provide a first-in-class educational experience to a much broader segment of California’s citizenry than ever before,” said CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham. “With magnificent new academic, research, and learning facilities, and a new living-learning community of new residence halls on their way, we are better poised than ever before to be the leader in Los Angeles County for academic excellence, equity, and access.”
As you walk past the Natural Sciences and Mathematics building, a section of the new student housing building appears on the right. The housing complex, which includes a four-story residence building and a one-story commons building, is approximately 42 percent complete, with the interior wall framing and roofing stage nearly finished.
When complete, the new on-campus housing for students will include one- to four-bedroom traditional dorm units, shared restrooms, study rooms, several lounges, a multi-purpose space, mail delivery room, and convenience store. It is scheduled to be open for fall semester 2020.
To learn more details about all of CSUDH’s construction projects visit the Construction Updates page.
Just past the Loker Student Union, the East Walkway comes to an abrupt end at the North Lawn, blocked by a perimeter fence that contains the most recent construction project to launch on campus – the Innovation and Instruction Building.
Curious returning students who peek through the fence may be taken aback to see that the old Small College Complex is gone. Built in the early 1970s, its abatement and demolition was completed in June 2019 to make space for the new building.
The four-story Innovation and Instruction Building, which will house the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, will be at the “front door” of the CSUDH campus on Victoria Street, and will serve as the gateway structure for the university. The 107,600-square-foot building will offer 25- to 120-seat classrooms, active learning classrooms, case study rooms, an auditorium, and computer labs for the entire university to utilize. It is approximately three percent complete and is scheduled to be open for fall semester 2021.
The programs and offices previously located in the Small College Complex and in other buildings on campus have moved. For more information visit https://news.csudh.edu/student-success-hub/ .