Message from President
I am extremely pleased to announce that the new Center for Science and Innovation building was approved for CSU Dominguez Hills by the CSU Broad of Trustees (BOT) at their November meeting. During the last 12-to-18 months, a number of CSU Trustees, the Chancellor, and new Executive Vice Chancellors have toured CSU Dominguez Hills, including visiting the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) building. Based on discussions during and subsequent to these tours, CSU leadership developed a clearer sense of the importance of a new science facility for CSU Dominguez Hills.
Planning and design of the 87,000 gross square-foot building will now begin in earnest and will take approximately 15 months. We have selected Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA) as project architects.
Groundbreaking for the new building, which will be located immediately to the south of the existing NSM building, will occur in late spring of 2017, with construction to be completed in summer 2019, in time for fall semester occupancy.
When complete, the new building will be a modern instructional facility, providing state of the art science labs and classrooms supporting innovations in science and math education and faculty research. Science labs and lab support currently housed in the existing NSM building will be relocated in the new building, which also will house new active learning classrooms, faculty research labs, and common gathering space designed to foster collaboration and increase faculty and student interaction.
Realization of the anticipated approval of a new Center for Science and Innovation by the trustees was made possible thanks to the efforts of numerous individual groups, including member of a Science Building Feasibility Steering Committee compromised of faculty, staff, and students, including co-chairs Dr. Rod Hay, Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and Mr. Jonathan Scheffler, Director of Facility Services, who worked with an architectural and engineering firm to engage faculty and staff and complete and initial feasibility study required by the Chancellor's Office. Additional input and involvement by faculty, staff and students will continue throughout the planning, designed and construction of the building.
Renovation of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Building:
As previously indicated, science labs and lab support currently housed in the existing NSM building will be relocated to the new building when this building is complete. Once this occurs and the current NSM building is vacant, renovation of the existing NSM building will occur. This renovation will include removal of existing fume hood and other specialized lab equipment and infrastructure and retrofitting of existing labs and classrooms spaces to provide modern classrooms and instructional space. Upgrades are likely to include expansions of existing spaces to provide additional open space for student group activities and installation of dry labs.
Location Of CSI Building
|The area encircled in red is where the Center for Science & Innovation Building will be located, between the NSM Building and the South Academic Complex Building.|
CSUDH CSIB-SD WORK PLAN
|Kick Off Program & Cost||May 1, 2016|
|SD Meeting||June 2, 2016|
|SD Progress Meeting||July 3, 2016|
|Final SD Meeting||August 4, 2016|
|Board Of Trustees Presentation||September 5, 2016|
CSUDH-SD Work Plan [PDF]
Architecs: Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA)
Listed below are the names of the team from HGA that will be working on this project from beginning to end.
|Kaven Amirdelfan, Principle-in-Charge, Project Manager| HGA|
|Alyssa Scholz, Interior Design| HGA|
|Patrick Thibaudeau, Sustainability| HGA|
|Kevin Donaghey, Project Architect| HGA|
|James Matson, Higher Education Expert| HGA|
|David Lang, Science Designer| HGA|
|Laboratory Planning, Sean Towne|HGA|
|Laboratory Planning, Mark Ranyak| HGA|
|Structural Engineering, Saiful Islam| HGA|
|Structural Engineering, Vernon Gong| HGA|
|Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing, Frank Stefan| HGA|
|Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing, George Lui| HGA|
|Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing, Sean Hira| HGA|
|Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing, Alex Popa| HGA|
|AV/IT & Acoustics, James Good| HGA|
|AV/IT & Acoustics, Jack Shimizu| HGA|
|AV/IT & Acoustics, Ken Godacy| HGA|
|Cost Estimating, Rick Lloyd| HGA|
|Landscape, Wayne Romanek| HGA|
|Civil Engineering, Reza Rezaian| HGA|
|Signage & Wayfinding, Norman Philips| HGA|
|Signage & Wayfinding, Paul Hershfield| HGA|