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Student Housing East, CSULA
Los Angeles, CA
Building community.
Creating a village for student engagement.
Advancing matriculation through equity and engagement.
California State University, Los Angeles, recognized as a leader in upward mobility for students, is committed to increasing graduation rates and is constructing 1,500 additional student beds to improve student engagement and matriculation. Student Housing East (SHE) is conceived as a village focused around indoor and outdoor community spaces, including dining, wellness, meeting and classroom spaces.

SHE features double and triple bedrooms in small communities (up to 40 students per RA) with gender-neutral community bathrooms. The 8-story building wraps around a park, each of the three segments will have a separate identity with long-range views to different regional mountains and hills. Cal State LA selected collaborative design-build for delivery to best meet their needs for specific housing spaces and functions, staying within the project budget, and meeting time constraints.
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Results
The building articulates into three housing towers which are distinct but equitable.
The façade pattern is youthful and dynamic.
Materials borrow from campus vernacular.
On each floor, two 40-bed blocks create a neighborhood that shares a bright and light park-facing lounge, creating a community.
Ground floor amenity spaces activate the adjacent open space and circulation.
Project Data
Student Housing East 2017-02792-000
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
410,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$167.0 Million
Project Team
  • Brent Miller
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Managing Principal
  • Tom Louie
    RA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Kyungho Oh
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Sean Vanderwall
    AIA, NCARB
    Architecture + Design
  • Thanawadee (Natt) Puapornpong
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Can Cui
    Architecture + Design
  • Manoucher Eslami
    AIA
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design
  • Denise Ramos
    Interior Architecture
  • Shelia Friedland
    Administrative Services
  • Patricia (Patsy) Shigetomi
    AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Gary Goldblum
    AIA, CSI
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design
  • Duane Fisher
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture + Design
  • Miki Lee
    AIA
    Architecture + Design
  • Martha Ball
    FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Sungjoon (Joseph) Ahn
    Architecture + Design
  • Bharat Patel
    PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Principal
    Sector Leader
  • Genesis Li
    Architecture + Design
  • Rosalind Chuang
    LEED Green Assoc.
    Architecture + Design
  • Chaoqun Chen
    Architecture + Design
  • Nikhita Sapuram
    LEED Green Assoc.
    Architecture + Design
  • Sean Bani
    PE, LEED AP
    Principal
    Electrical Engineering Leader
Creating a village for student engagement.
Student Housing East, CSULA
Los Angeles, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Building community.