December 9, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 8

Manzanita Hall Selected for American Architecture Award

Cal State Northridge¹s Manzanita Hall has been selected for a 2002 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

In a letter announcing the award, Chicago Athenaeum President Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine said the organization received hundreds of submissions for the 2002 awards from architecture firms across the United States. Only 41 projects were chosen for the award by a jury made up of members of the Icelandic Architects Association.

Manzanita Hall, which opened in fall 2001, is home to much of CSUN¹s College of Arts, Media, and Communication, including its acclaimed cinema and television arts and journalism departments.

The building, which cost about $21 million, was designed by nationally recognized architect Robert A.M. Stern. It replaced the Fine Arts Building, which was severely damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and later demolished. The Fine Arts Building had been designed by prominent modernist architect Richard Neutra.

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