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Second Building Ushers in Expansion of CSUF Irvine Campus
New Irvine Building
The newly leased building provides more than 16,000 square feet of space for growth at the CSUF branch campus.

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University has signed a lease with Lennar Corp. for a second building at the university's Irvine Campus, which serves about 3,000 students.

June 16, 2006 :; No. 280

Cal State Fullerton has signed a lease with Lennar Corp. for a second building at the university’s Irvine Campus, which serves about 3,000 students.

The newly leased building provides more than 16,000 square feet of space for growth at the CSUF branch campus, a fixture in south Orange County for more than 16 years — first in Mission Viejo and now adjacent to the county’s future Great Park.

“We are delighted that this lease has been signed, as it will enable the university to expand course offerings and develop new programs at the Irvine Campus,” said Judith Anderson, CSUF executive vice president.

Lennar Corp. is the managing partner in the entity that holds title to the land that was formerly the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station.

Known as Building 65, the facility once served as the administrative building for the marine base, where Cal State Fullerton is now growing new roots. It’s located a short walk from the campus’s first building — a bustling hub of student activity throughout classrooms, computer labs, a café, bookstore, library and central courtyard.

The new building’s interior will be revamped this summer to accommodate 10 classrooms, 12 offices, a conference room, student lounge and faculty/staff lounge. It also will provide space for a planned Community Learning and Literacy Center, sponsored by the College of Education, and targeted to offer educational support and services to the community.

“We are quite excited with how things are progressing with the addition of this second building,” said George Giacumakis, director of the CSUF Irvine Campus. “I’m particularly excited about the ability to bring in more full-time faculty members who will help shape future academic programs that use the Orange County Great Park as a laboratory.”

The building is expected to be ready for use by the start of fall semester classes in August.

The CSUF Irvine Campus opened in fall 2002 to help Cal State Fullerton fulfill its mission of ensuring accessible, affordable, quality higher education in Orange County. Its history dates back to 1989, when the branch campus was launched in Mission Viejo.

The CSUF Irvine Campus offers upper-division and graduate-level courses in more than 30 majors and programs, including teacher credential programs.


Media Contacts:

Judith Anderson, 657-278-3458 or
Valerie Orleans, Public Affairs, 657-278-4540 or

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