Pepperdine University, Graduate Complex—Drescher Campus

Malibu, California

This campus is home to the Graziadio School of Business Management, the Graduate School of Education & Psychology, and the Graduate School of Public Policy. The project is about 110,000 square feet divided into five buildings. It includes an executive conference center with 32 guest rooms and a conference and dining facility, and a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$274.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio learning/media/student-service center.

The site occupies a steeply sloping hilltop overlooking the existing campus with views of the Pacific Ocean below. The solution allows each entity to enjoy its own identity while fitting comfortably with the campus vocabulary of architectural forms. The lower level/basement has an ocean view on three sides, connecting the schools, the Executive Center and Learning Center on one level. The plaza level provides on-grade access to all facilities through social spaces and a courtyard with spectacular views of the mountains and ocean. The 170-seat auditorium provides a meeting space shared by the graduate schools and executive center. Student services and dining opens to a sheltered courtyard facing the ocean.