Extended Learning University Building

A concept rendering of the Extended Learning University Building

CSUN is proud to announce groundbreaking on a new building for the Tseng College of Extended Learning.  The Extended Learning University Building will feature an environmentally friendly design to include:

  • Maximizing views and daylighting
  • Water efficient landscaping and irrigation/plumbing fixtures
  • Energy efficient glazing, mechanical, and lighting systems

Frequently Asked Questions about the Project:

  • Where is the building site?

The new building for Tseng College will be housed at the southeast corner of Darby Avenue and Vincennes Street, at the north end of Parking Lot B4, south of the Transit Station and slightly northwest of University Hall.

  • How big is the building?

The building will be 68,470 gross square feet, and 44,713 assignable (square feet)

  • What will be in the building?

The building will provide administrative, program development, and production space and will include 10,000 square feet of classroom space. The new building will house the seven departments under the Tseng College: Dean’s Office; Distance Learning Development and Production; Graduate and Professional Education Programs; Marketing and Communication; International Programs and Partnerships; Admissions, Registration and Financial Aid; and Finance, Human Resources, and Student Services. This new space will enable more efficient operations and provide better student services.

  • When will the building be completed?

Building construction is scheduled to begin in September 2014 and be completed by June 2016.

  • How much will the building cost?

The budget for the project is approximately $39 million, including construction, fees, furniture, and equipment.

  • How will the University pay for the building?

The Tseng College has saved for many years to pay for this building and has set aside a construction reserve to cover the cost. If it is necessary to finance a portion of the project cost for a short term, the Tseng College will be able to cover any debts incurred.

  • What will happen to space vacated in the Bookstore Complex when Tseng College moves most of its operations?

University planners are currently prioritizing uses of the remaining space that will be vacated by the Tseng College based on university planning priorities and the need for additional research space.

  • Who are the consultants and contractors partnering with us on design and construction?

Architects and designers from the Irvine office of LPA, Inc. have guided the feasibility study and the schematic design of the building. The Los Angeles Office of Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction has been selected as construction manager/general contractor.




Extended Learning Building Landscape Rendering

Landscape Rendering Extended Learning Building

Extended Learning Building Sustainable Features


Extended Learning Building Sustainable Features