With an impressive track record for minimizing energy use and carbon output, California State University Monterey Bay College of Business (CSUMB) is known as a pioneer when it comes to attaining sustainability and energy efficiency. To continue its correlated environmental and academic efforts, CSUMB made plans to construct a new building for the College of Business and the School of Computing and Design. The new facility connects multiple levels of the structure under an open-air atrium, and houses a total of eight classrooms, 12 laboratories, administrative offices, conference rooms, student study areas and a graduate student lounge.
In addition to serving a functional academic purpose, the building also provides an atmosphere that stimulates learning. The eco-friendly, technology-rich environment sparks innovation and allows students pursuing separate degrees to learn side-by-side, encouraging collaboration.