The National University Academic Center tenant improvements in Los Angeles were designed to reflect the university’s desire to provide a classic, yet contemporary learning and working environment for students, faculty and staff.
To achieve this, the interior colors, finishes and furnishings were designed to complement each other. Rich, dark wood tones were CAPACITY751COST PER SQ FT$67.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio into doors, furniture and lobby walls to provide a traditional academic feel, and painted accents and state-of-the-art furniture and fixtures create a contemporary flair.
One of the biggest design challenges of this project was discovering the existing low infrastructure that required major modifications to accommodate higher finished ceilings that are part of the university’s design criteria.
National University’s program space includes 21 standard classrooms; a presentation room; five computer-equipped classrooms including a distance-education classroom, a nursing-skills lab, science lab, computer lab, and TV studio and post-production labs; an art/music room; a student lounge that seats 100; an admissions and financial-aid area; and 35 faculty offices.