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CSUSM Extended Learning Building (ELB) and Pedestrian Bridge

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  Landscape Architecture

Located in the North City development, the project expands the campus footprint by two acres and serves as a gateway between the University and the community. The building is linked to the University with an arching pedestrian bridge over Barham Drive, providing students with a unique, convenient, accessible, and safe crossing to the CSUSM campus. It creates a direct connection between the offerings at CSUSM and the residential, commercial, and entertainment amenities in North City.

The project establishes a connection between the University and the vibrant urban community growing up around it. The ELB reconnects academic areas that have operated in separate locations due to limited space availability on campus. The proximity of these support areas means that students can move effortlessly from one center to the next to get the assistance they need. Located across the street from The Quad, a block from University Village Apartments, and just down the hill from the University Student Union, this new facility offers first-year and continuing students an easy route to academic success support.

This project was made possible by a public-private partnership and reinforces how we can expand campuses and integrate education within our communities today and into the future.

288 Campus Way, San Marcos, CA 92078

Project Owner/Developer:
Sea Breeze Properties

Contact Name/Email:
Gary Levitt/gary@seabreezeproperties.com

Project Architect/Designer:
Architect: Safdie Rabines Landscape Architects: Spurlock Landscape Architects

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  1. Chris Williams

    Great connection between the university and North City that doubles as signage and identity for the University.

  2. James P MCDERMOTT

    Looks great- just the type of quality work we love!

  3. Michael Dennis

    Great project


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