May 17, 2022
South Village CSULA receives 2022 CMAA award!
We are very pleased to share that the Cal State LA South Village project was recently awarded a Project Achievement Award by the Construction Management Association of America! The CMAA SoCal Project Achievement Award highlights the best of the best, those projects that serve as an example to the industry, and are true pinnacles of excellence and innovation.
California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), recognized as a leader in upward mobility for students, is committed to increasing graduation rates. To support this goal, CSULA teamed with HED to design their new student housing development, home to 1,200 freshmen student beds, to improve student engagement and matriculation. The South Village creates an inclusive ‘freshman experience’ for new students by creating a strong residential community through design that supports student success.
The South Village utilizes a village concept of ‘neighborhoods’ to create a strong residential community that supports student success and builds community through shared amenities, including support spaces such as dining, a convenience store, study and lounge spaces, a fitness center, administrative and student life offices, classrooms, and 4 faculty/staff apartments. Featuring double and triple bedrooms in small communities with gender-inclusive community bathrooms, the 8- story building wraps around a park, with each of the three segments possessing a separate identity with long-range views to different regional mountains and hills. The midrise towers meander along the edge of campus, with long-range views from all rooms, arrayed around a park.