CSUN Abuzz with Construction

Extended University Building

The site of the new CSUN Extended University Building. Photo by Victor Kamont.


Construction along West University Drive. Photo by Victor Kamont.

As faculty and students return to campus for the fall semester, California State University, Northridge will be abuzz with construction.

One of the biggest projects launched this summer was the construction of the new CSUN Extended University Building at the southeast corner of Darby Avenue and Vincennes Street. Fencing surrounds the site where the 68,470-square-foot building will be located. The Department of Police Services has relocated 50 parking spaces to Parking Lots B4 and B5. Construction is expected to be completed by June 2016.

“Facilities’ mission is to plan and execute construction projects with the least impact on the students, faculty and staff, and the programmatic needs of the campus,” said Ken Rosenthal, associate vice president for development and operations, facilities, planning, design and construction. “With over 50 projects started and completed this summer, our contractors and staff work extra diligently to support the mission of facilities and the campus community.”

The Department of Athletics had several projects underway this summer. The new Matadome basketball floor graphics were completed this summer, and construction of the sand volleyball facility continues on the east side of campus — scheduled for completion in October.

The University Club/Orange Grove Bistro was closed for nearly a month this summer while the bathrooms were renovated to bring them in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The bathrooms also now feature new lighting fixtures, motion sensors and low-flow toilets.

Seventeen new, energy-efficient LED lamps, along with motion sensors and time clocks, were installed along Cleary Walk. In addition, waterproof convenience outlets were added to support the various events that take place along Cleary Walk. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Over the next three months, the northbound lanes along Etiwanda Avenue may intermittently close as Physical Plant Management installs a new dedicated irrigation water line, along West University Drive between Prairie Avenue and Vincennes Street.

In addition, construction continues on the second phase of The Suites at University Park. The campus broke ground on this project last year on the northeast side of the campus near Lassen Street. Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2015.

For further information about current and future construction projects, visit the CSUN Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction webpage.