National University, Spectrum Academic Center

San Diego, California

  • FIRM



    National University

  • AREA

    63,600 sq.ft.





The National University Academic Center at Spectrum Business Park is a single-story classroom and office facility that can accommodate 1,000 students. The building is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. These extended hours require the common areas to be an integral part of the facility design.

The Academic Center has several common areas for students, staff ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$115.00CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas visitors:

-A galleria space serves as the main circulation corridor for the facility and provides informal study and waiting areas. It also is used for a variety of special events.

-A computer lab accommodates 62 students in cluster-style workstations. This lab contains computers, a shared printer and a television, and is open to all National University students.

-A boardroom can be reserved by staff, students or outside groups for special meetings.

-Two student lounge/dining areas allow students to bring their dinner to the Academic Center and eat prior to the start of classes.

Exterior photo: ©Mark Dastrup Photography

"Good use of furniture groupings, plants and materials. Indirect light and wall sconces provide an intimate quality at night."--2001 jury