CSU, San Bernardino
Fostering Community Through Intentionally Curated Spaces
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually.
When the plans for Coyote Village and Coyote Commons, a new on-campus student housing community and dining complex, were solidified, SCB engaged Tangram to provide the furniture for the majority of both spaces.
Coyote Village is 114,000 square feet and offers more than 400 beds for first-year students. The new facility features study and living spaces, a large multipurpose room, a community kitchen, a spacious courtyard, a dedicated wing for the university’s Honors Program, and will be home to two faculty members participating in the faculty-in-residence program during the 2018-19 academic year.
Coyote Commons, adjacent to Coyote Village, is 50,300 square feet and is open to all students, faculty and staff. The dining hall features a full range of cuisines, both self-serve and full-service food stations, late-night dining, a convenience store and outdoor spaces for meetings and social functions. Coyote Commons can seat up to 700 people in its dining area and has a 50-seat mezzanine and private dining room.
Over the course of two years, Tangram provided workstations and furniture for private offices, conference rooms, study rooms, dining hall, common areas, outdoor areas and apartments, using Steelcase, Coalesse and over 20 additional manufacturers.
Both Coyote Village and Coyote Commons are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified, the most widely used green building rating system in the world.