CSU San Bernardino Santos Manuel Student Union
San Bernardino, California
A new center of student life on a state university campus.
The Santos Manuel Student Union at CSU San Bernardino is a 105,000-square-foot expansion project to support the existing building. The new three-story building connects to the existing facility with a skybridge on the second floor. The first floor houses the new bookstore and student activity spaces, including a bowling alley, student pub, video game room and lounge areas. An elevated plaza gives access to the second level that contains a large, 12,000-square-foot conference center and meeting space. The top floor is reserved for administrative offices and a large number of student centers; these spaces were designed to take advantage of the surrounding mountain views. The state-of-the-art project creates a hub of activity at the very center of campus, underscoring the university’s commitment to student life.