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Project Overview

  • The Board of Governors approved the revitalization of the Lory Student Center at their October 2011 meeting.
  • The project includes renovation of 160,000gsf of the existing Lory Student Center built in1962, and adds approximately 69,600gsf of new space. 
  • There are three major aspects of the project: improve the building infrastructure and systems, organize and highlight Student Diversity Programs and Services, and target growth that aligns with the land-grant mission of CSU.
  • The exterior additions and renovations will provide a substantial change in both the visual quality and energy performance of the exterior skin.
  • The 50-year-old mechanical systems in the building will be replaced with energy efficient systems.
  • Life safety and accessibility deficiencies will be also corrected with this project. 
  • Student Diversity Programs and Services, which exemplify the land-grant mission of CSU, are dispersed throughout the LSC.  This project will clarify circulation, incorporate vertical spatial connections between each level, and organize the Student Diversity Programs and Services to better serve needs.  
  • New space growth will be focused on the ballroom, dining and food venues, meeting rooms and pre-function space, student lounge spaces, and building infrastructure.
  • The LSC Theatre renovation, approved by the BOG in June 2010, is underway and will be completed in May 2012, providing swing space for programs and events as the LSC Revitalization progresses.
  • Project architects are Aller Lingle Massey Architects P.C. and Perkins + Will.

Project Funding

  • Building project is expected to be completed in 16 months from the beginning of construction in May 2013.
  • The renovated portion of the Student Center is anticipated to open for Fall semester 2014. 
  • Surrounding building landscape work will take an additional three months to complete.

Construction Schedule

  • Building project is expected to be completed in 16 months from the beginning of construction in May 2013.
  • The renovated portion of the Student Center is anticipated to open for Fall semester 2014. 
  • Surrounding building landscape work will take an additional three months to complete.

Sustainability Features

  • The Lory Student Center was the first campus project to receive a gold LEED rating with the Transit Center addition.  It will strive to surpass a gold LEED rating on the revitalization project.

Remaining Building Operations

  • The CSU Bookstore, LSC Theatre, Transit Center, and north meeting rooms will be open during the renovation and available to the University community.