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Cultivating focus, collaboration, connection and play for CSULB students

Long Beach, CA
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Ryan Gobuty

CSULB's new Parkside North Housing project is the first phase of the Housing Expansion project. The residential facility is a 4-story building, which provides an additional 476 beds to the current CSULB student-housing program. In addition to student dorm rooms, the building offers pod study rooms, kitchens, multiple levels of community space and distinctive outdoor courtyard space.  The new housing project is to be a “home away from home” experience that is not just meant to be a place to live but a way of life.  The project is to set a new standard for CSU and higher education as well as provide a model for future high performance buildings that aim towards the CSU’s carbon neutrality 2030 goals.  The Parkside North Housing building design aims to reach the most progressive and regenerative sustainability goals, which will contribute to this project as being the first Net-Zero Energy, Living Building Challenge Petal Certified, and LEED Platinum residential building in the CSU system. ​

Tangram provided a vast furniture package for main lobby, office, multipurpose room, laundry room, practice room, bathroom, one and two-bedroom apartments, living room entertainment, gaming room, kitchen, study room and outdoor courtyard spaces. Everything from lounge, desking, lighting, beds, hammocks, outdoor picnic tables, foosball tables and table tennis tables were provided in durable, high-end fabrics and finishes.