New Buildings on Campus
THE RECENTLY OPENED COLLEGE FOR PROFESSIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION IS CSULB’S FIRST BUILDING WITH A PLATINUM-RATED LEED CERTIFICATION.
The campus got greener and more efficient with the addition of the new College of Professional and International Education (CPIE) building, while Peterson Hall 2 got a new look and sense of purpose.
The CPIE building, which opened in Fall 2018, is a state-of-the-art facility, where students can study together, complete group projects and a central learning center where they attain a college degree.
It took eight years of planning, securing resources and building but Dean Jeet Joshee finally realized his vision in September when the building opened its doors to CPIE students, who previously took classes that were spread across campus.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rated building is the first of its kind in the California State University system. The design utilizes several energy-saving and green building features, such as radiant underfloor heating and cooling, LED lighting and water-saving measures. Solar panels will be installed on the building’s roof and canopies to reach net zero consumption. All classrooms and the conference facility have automated temperature control features eliminating the need for a traditional air conditioning and heating system.
LEED Platinum is the highest level of international certification developed by the United States Green Building Council.
The Student Success Center, a LEED Gold building, is located on the upper campus and will house multiple campus resources. On the first floor, there is a learning assistance center and shared workshop, along with Disabled Student Services. The second floor will feature a writer’s resource lab, a student lounge, the Women’s and Gender Equity Center, the Education Opportunity Program and BUILD.
The Student Success Center, funded in part by a $1.5 million gift by longtime donor Robert Murphy and the Murphy Family Foundation, opened in Spring 2019. The building will be seismically safe and ADA compliant.