Extended Learning Building

North City, San Marcos, CA

This unique public/private venture located in North City between California State University San Marcos and Seabreeze Properties includes a 6-story academic building over ground floor retail, a 709-stall parking garage, and a pedestrian bridge linking the project to the main campus.

Replacing the existing on-campus ELB, the 6-story facility houses classrooms, laboratories, and faculty and administrative spaces for Extended Learning and their subsidiary departments; including Global Education, American Language and Culture Institute and International Programs. Tutoring and academic support for all students are located in the the Academic Success Center on the 2nd floor of the building. On the ground floor, the double loaded, in-situ concrete structure contains street-facing retail spaces with a massive plaza-like walkway to inspire gatherings and connection. To the rear, dual laboratories outfitted with bi-fold garage doors open to a shared green space. Large breezeways and decks, including a 1600 SF deck surrounding ELC’s 6th floor administration offices, provide ventilation and enhance building porosity. Open offices are configured to capitalize on natural light.

Design-Build in collaboration with Turner Construction Company.

Client: CSU San Marcos and Seabreeze Properties
Completion: September 2019
Size: 135,000 SF
  • Design-Build Institute of America