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CSU San Bernardino Celebrates Educational
The College of Education at California State University San
Bernardino celebrates one year in their resource-efficient new
08.31.2009 – (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) California State University San Bernardino's newest signature
structure celebrates its first year of occupancy. Designed by sustainable experts at LPA Inc., the $51
million, three-story building has 140,000 square feet of office and classroom space. Previously operated
out of multiple buildings, the College of Education (COE) now resides in one, unified location.
"The new COE building is the most technologically advanced building on the CSUSB campus," says
Robert Garcia, Information Technology Consultant, California State University San Bernardino. "Every
classroom is outfitted with the latest in instructional equipment. It has become 'the hub' of social activity
on campus and everyone enjoys the space."
The building is one of the largest structures on campus, with classrooms, laboratories, much-needed office
space for the college's faculty and staff, and a roof prepared for photovoltaic solar panels. The COE
supports the clinical and technological needs of the post-baccalaureate and graduate programs. Funds for
the building came from Proposition 55, the $12.3 billion statewide school repair and construction bond.
"Education is a cyclical journey and passage through the COE marks a small, but very important part of
that circle. Students become teachers and in return, go out into the community and educate the leaders of
tomorrow," comments LPA Design Principal, Steve Flanagan.
In true sustainable fashion, great consideration was given to work with the harsh, high desert environment.
Although located in the desert most of the campus is covered in lawns, shrubs and water intensive plants.
Taking cues from the natural environment, the COE's new landscape reflects a natural desert habitat. This
sustainable site concept regener