News from Cal State: Building Updates and Enrollment Announcements

by Katie Sloan

Fullerton, Calif. — Housing is going green and modern, even while budget strikes threaten to thin enrollment numbers.

Fullerton Student Housing Phase III was recently awarded LEED Platinum. Residential population has doubled, just as a potential enrollment freeze approaches. Photo courtesy of PCL/Paul Turang Photography.Fullerton, Calif. — An on-campus student housing project at California State University, Fullerton, know as Phase III, has achieved LEED Platinum certification for features such as  high-efficiency lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, four-pipe central plant HVAC system and more. The 1,056-bed complex was completed in August 2011 and includes housing offices, conference and classroom space and site work such as a piazza with a fountain. PCL provided construction services, and the architect was Steinberg Architects.

“Housing & Residence Life is now home to 1,900 students living and learning on campus — The latest phase of housing more than doubled the residential population,” said Stephen Chamberlain, senior project manager at CSU Fullerton in a press release. Inland American Communities is also developing housing in Fullerton. University House, which is an 1,189 bed, 388,000-square-foot mixed-use development with 30,000 square feet of retail space, that is scheduled to open in 2013.

Cal State also announced recently that if California Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative is not passed in November, the university will be taking a potentially $200 million hit from state cutbacks, which could cause CSU to cut enrollment for 2013-2014 by 20,000 to 25,000 students, first by closing most of its campuses for spring admissions. The university said it would also wait-list all eligible students applying for fall 2013 until after the Nov. 6 election when the outcome of the governor’s tax measure is known. Limits would also be set on the number of courses students can take.

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