Construction Launches on Student Housing at Cal State Northridge
C.W. Driver Companies has begun construction on a 198-bed student housing complex at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Once completed for opening in Fall 2025, the $55.7-million project will add two four-story buildings, which will include housing, engagement spaces, student lounges, and space for large-scale programming, to the 365-acre campus.
Located at 17950 Lassen St., Buildings #22 and #23 (as they will be known) will encompass 60,290 square feet, of which 30,000 will be housing space. Residential floors of each building will include dual occupancy student rooms, with four students sharing each bathroom, and one suite-style living room per floor.
“C.W. Driver is ideally suited to help CSUN with this student housing addition,” said Brent Hughes, COO at C.W. Driver. “In our many years of construction, we’ve worked on several schools and universities, including the Freshman Student Housing, Student Recreation Center, Physical Education Building and Valley Performing Arts projects on the CSUN campus, providing us extensive campus knowledge and experience necessary for the construction.”
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