CSU Fullerton

Fullerton, California

w/ CMG Landscape Architecture


The new Student Housing – Phase 3 project located on California State University Fullerton campus, is a $144 million dollar housing and dining complex completed in 2011.  This project represents the winning design/build proposal, which consists of five new residence halls and a dining common all centered around a new active student plaza. The plaza accommodates student activity of all scales, is the heart of the new housing district and affords easy connections to the existing campus open spaces.

The plaza provides a large, flexible event space as well as a multitude of smaller gathering spaces for outdoor classrooms, study, and relaxation in the shade of broad canopy trees.  All plant material is climate-appropriate and the stormwater quantity and quality control measures are fully integrated into the site design. The project has been LEED certified and is the recipient of numerous awards for its design innovation.  A key feature of the new plaza is the water fountain that monitors water usage in the residence halls and gives students a visual cue to water usage in the dormitories.


CMG Landscape Architecture

Brennan Cox was the project manager of this project and was involved in the project from Concept Design through Design Development.



California State University


LEED Platinum


PCL Construction
Steinberg Architects
Green Dinosaur


Craig Maldonado & Hunter Howett