A Host of New Building Projects in the Works at CSUN

  • Numerous construction projects will be taking place at CSUN the next few months. Photo by Victor Kamont.

Numerous construction projects will be taking place at California State University, Northridge during the upcoming spring semester and summer.

One of the most notable projects is the Sustainability Center, which will begin construction north of the University Student Union’s Plaza de Sol in March. The 3,240-square-foot building is scheduled for completion by March 2017 and will include natural lighting and lighting controls, drought-tolerant landscaping, storm water capture, composting toilets (which use little to no water when flushing) and much more.

“This project will construct a new building for the Associated Students Recycling Center and the CSUN Institute for Sustainability,” said Ken Rosenthal, associate vice president for facilities development and operations. “The exterior yard [adjacent to the building] will be used for the main recycling operations of delivering and picking up materials via forklift and truck.”

In addition to the new Sustainability Center, renovation projects taking place on campus include replacing aging hot water pipes throughout the south end of campus, replacing aging electrical infrastructure throughout campus and adding gender-neutral restrooms in Sierra Hall.

The Satellite Student Union, located in the same building as Geronimo’s dining hall on the north end of campus, will be renovated during the summer to include new administrative offices for Student Housing.

“Currently, the Student Housing administrative offices are in converted dorm rooms,” Rosenthal said. “This project will provide permanent and appropriate administrative space.”

Other summer projects include adding 16 classrooms to the CSUN bookstore complex, which will be vacated by the Tseng College, construction of a 10,000-square-foot research building on the southeast corner of Darby Avenue and Vincennes Street and replacement of the roof on Cypress Hall.

For more information on upcoming construction projects on campus, visit the CSUN Facilities Planning, Design and Construction website.

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