Since 2008, we have worked with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles to develop a long-range master plan and implement it to enhance enrollment and academic programming. Founded in 1911, LMU is a top-ranked Catholic university comprised of three campuses in the heart of Los Angeles (LA). It generates more than 5,400 jobs in LA County and contributes more than $1 billion annually to the U.S. economy. Our work has centered on the main 143-acre Westchester campus where the university occupies a scenic site overlooking the Pacific Ocean amid residential neighborhoods.
When we began working with LMU, student enrollment was 8,258 and has grown to 9,577 with an academically ambitious, multicultural, and socioeconomically diverse student body. Our first effort, the physical master plan, provided detailed guidelines for the continuing development of LMU based on aligning the university’s academic mission with its physical assets and open space. In addition, the master plan introduced more student housing; better use of open space including improved intramural sports areas; additional on-campus parking and reconfigured areas to alleviate off-campus parking; and improved circulation to increase pedestrian routes through the campus, clarify pedestrian circulation hierarchy and reduce pedestrian/vehicular conflicts.
We completed the award-winning William H. Hannon Library in 2010, a cornerstone of the master plan and heart of the campus, followed by renovation of the historic Sacred Heart Chapel and repurposing of the Von der Ahe building into a new student services center. Most recently we have completed a feasibility study and program for the School of Business Administration as well as renovation of the 3,900-seat Gersten Athletic Pavilion. We are now providing architecture and interiors services to update Gersten Pavilion to include a student athlete academic support center.
Loyola Marymount University
- Master planning
- Concept design
- Interior design
- Landscape architecture