SCUP Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
California State University, Northridge
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LPA, Inc.; C.W. Driver; TKSC; Konsortum 1; LTI; Aquatic Design Group; Rockwerx; MONDO USA; Advantage Fitness Products; Connor Sports Flooring; Becker Arena Products, Inc.
“ . . . indicative of its flat, urban environment . . . good use of inexpensive materials . . . interior spaces are interconnected and overlooking onto other spaces in a nice way . . . also a community-use facility . . . ”
In response to a growing demand for additional recreational opportunities on campus, a referendum was taken to student vote in April 2007. The passing of this referendum was in line with the recent shift of campus administration to focus more intentionally on student success and retention. The center’s purpose is to create an exciting and lively place to see and be seen where students can work out, hang out, and relax in a sustainable design. It enriches the overall college experience for students and encourages greater interaction outside of the classroom between students, faculty, and staff. The focus on sustainable design has ensured that although its physical presence is large, its environmental footprint has been minimized. The SRC has truly impacted the campus of CSUN in a positive way and has improved the quality of student life on campus.