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California Northstate University to Construct New On-Campus Dormitory

Sep 29, 2020 12:00AM ● By By Isaac Gonzalez, Runyon Saltzman, Inc.

The design of the dormitory will include modern and traditional architecture of modular construction, manufactured off-site and assembled on the campus. The $30 million dormitory will have 416 rooms and include a separate cafeteria building. Architecture rendering courtesy of RSE

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RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) - California Northstate University announced the approval and start of construction plans for a five-story, 104,500 square foot Student Dormitory on the campus in Rancho Cordova. 

The Dormitory will be located on an underutilized parking lot immediately adjacent to the existing Health Science College campus which typically enrolls around 300 students, and designed to serve the students living and studying there.  Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a lounge and recreation facility.  On-site vehicle, electric charge stations, and bicycle parking will still be provided.

Providing quality student housing on campus will be a convenient for students, will reduce unnecessary vehicle trips, lessen need for students to commute from home, improve air quality and may even result in students not needing a vehicle at all. 

The design of the dormitory will include modern and traditional architecture, with hipped roofs, canopies and horizontal lines with cream to light brown alternating colors.  The building is to be of modular construction, manufactured off-site and assembled on the campus.  The 416-room dormitory will have a separate free-standing, 9,237 square foot cafeteria building.  This $30 million investment by California Northstate University in Rancho Cordova will generate substantial economic benefits, but also will provide employment during and after construction, which is especially important during this current pandemic.

The Rancho Cordova City Council and staff worked diligently to ensure the project was compatible with the surrounding business park, but also worked expeditiously with the University development team.

“The City was great to work with and we look forward to bringing more educational facilities to Rancho Cordova” said University President and CEO, Dr. Alvin Cheung.

California Northstate University (CNU) is an institution of higher education dedicated to advancing the art and science of healthcare and to educating, training, and developing individuals to provide competent, patient-centered care. The University consists of five colleges: the College of Pharmacy, the College of Medicine, the College of Psychology, the College of Graduate Studies, and the College of Health Sciences. The College of Pharmacy, the College of Medicine, and the College of Psychology offer a PharmD degree, an MD, and a PsyD degree respectively, whereas the College of Health Sciences offers a B.S. degree in Health Sciences. Mission: The Mission of California Northstate University is to advance the art and science of healthcare. Vision: To provide innovative education and healthcare delivery systems.

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