California State University, Dominguez Hills Completes Science & Innovation Building

Published 10-9-2020
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills - Science & Innovation Building
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills - Science & Innovation Building
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills - Science & Innovation Building

    Courtesy of C.W. Driver.

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills - Science & Innovation Building

    Courtesy of HGA Architects and Engineers.

California State University, Dominguez Hills completed construction in September of 2020 on the $71.5 million Science & Innovation Building in Carson. Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the 87,000-sf facility provides classrooms, labs, and faculty offices to support programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funded in part by a $4 million grant from Toyota USA Foundation, the building houses the Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education which includes a fabrication lab, SMART classrooms, collaborative workstations, and space for K-12 teaching demonstrations and training. General contractor C.W. Driver broke ground on the project in fall of 2017. LEED Platinum certification will be sought for the sustainably designed structure, which features highly efficient windows and curtain walls, exterior shading devices, and recycled and regional materials. The facility's robust infrastructure integrates over 60 fume hoods, extensive laboratory waste disposal systems, and specialized supply and return air ducting.

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HGA Architects and Engineers
Architect
Laboratory Design Consultant
C.W. Driver
General Contractor