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Learning Commons, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge

Northridge, California

Renovation of a 300,000 sf library

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“The new library (compared to the old) is like day and night. ... It creates a social context that’s a very different kind of experience.”

- Dr. William Watkins, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • “We already see students benefiting from the increased collaborative study areas ... All of these things make it a place students gravitate to while they navigate their way on campus.” - Coleen Martin, CSUN Coordinator of Outreach Services


  • View from elevators to circulation desk and main entrance beyond.
  • View from main entrance to café area and circulation desk to right.
  • View across soft seat area to Information Technology Desk.
  • View from Reference Desk and beyond, detail of way finding signage developed for this project.
  • View from computer lab area to private study area.
  • Courtsey of California State University Northridge
  • Courtsey of California State University Northridge
  • Courtsey of California State University Northridge

people involved in this project:

Brent T. Miller

AIA, LEED AP
Los Angeles

Bharat Patel

PE, CEM, LEED AP
Engineering Leader

Sean Bani

PE, LEED AP
Electrical Engineering Leader

Michael Bulander

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architecture + Design Leader