Campus Master Plan
California State University, Northridge
AC Martin prepared the Master Plan for 356-acre California State University, Northridge campus to accommodate a projected increase to 35,000 students by the year 2035. Using specifically tailored outreach strategies to work with campus and community groups, the AC Martin planning team collaborated with infrastructure and utilities specialists, parking and traffic engineers and landscape architects to analyze existing conditions and plan for the projected enrollment growth of over 10,000 students.
The following buildings have been designed by AC Martin in accord with the recommendations made the
• The Suites
• Student Housing Phase 2
• Magaram Center
• Health & Human Development/Technology Center
Using a 3D computer model of the campus, the planning team analyzed growth patterns and project capacity scenarios and assessed the impact of a wide range of campus planning issues including:
- Coordinating Master Plan development with campus utilities and infrastructure updates, including a new plan for updating the campus central plant;
- Integrating program elements with new land-use strategies to maximize campus function, maintain a strong campus character and strengthen its sense of place;
- Fast-tracking a science precinct study to assist the campus site a new capital project within a time frame that could not wait for the completed Master Plan;
- Re-balancing campus functions to distribute traffic and parking to decrease campus and neighborhood congestion;
- Establishing an open-space framework to organize short- and long-term future growth of the campus;
- Strengthening campus identity through a comprehensive landscape strategy;
- Developing new strategies for student and faculty/staff housing that respond to market forces.