The new College of Extended Learning building on California State University, Northridge's campus creates a visual presence on campus for the rapidly growing Tseng College, while completing the west campus edge. The new three-story building will house administrative and instructional spaces and provide flexible spaces for small and large special events for the Tseng College's seven interconnected and interdependent functional units.

The design responds with a balanced and strategic plan for the college to provide quality student services, efficient work flow, flexible academic spaces and social spaces to facilitate collaboration. The ground level maximizes fluidity between interior and exterior spaces, with the outdoor courtyard and the three-story indoor gallery that serves as the building lobby. The gallery and outdoor courtyard are flexible and large enough for multipurpose use, including informal meetings, lounging, study spaces and large capacity formal events, such as an all-hands meeting. The project is LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and has been awarded numerous design awards from organizations such as the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA CAE), Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), National Intramural Recreation and Sports Associations (NIRSA) and local AIA chapters.

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Project Details

  • Northridge, CA
  • 123,000-square-foot facility
  • LEED Gold certified
  • AIA CAE award winner
  • NIRSA award winner

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