Construction of Cal State LA’s first traditional-style student housing facility, located next to our existing student apartments, is officially underway. Student Housing East will offer 1,500 beds for freshmen and sophomores, a dining commons and a learning center.
The project is scheduled to open in fall 2021. Regular construction updates will be posted on this page. Visit to stay in the know, view photos of our progress or report any construction related issues.
* Residents living in Phase I near construction activity, please keep your windows closed to prevent dust from entering your apartments and to minimize noise.
* ‘Cardiac Hill’, the stairway from lot 7 to Circle Drive, and the loop are closed. These closures will remain in effect throughout construction.
Soil Nail Wall — A technique using tension resisting steel nails to reinforce the soil and create a gravity retaining wall for permanent or temporary excavation.
Shotcrete — Spraying concrete onto an intended surface using air pressure and at a high velocity.
Middle tower — pouring concrete for a vertical column and wall of the second floor deck. Expect moderate noises due to pump truck traffic and pumping operation. Truck backup horns may be heard intermittenly. Noisy operations should last for a few hours.
Tower 1 near Student Housing — pouring concrete. Expect moderate noises due to pump truck traffic and pumping operation. Truck backup horns may be heard intermittenly. Noisy operations should be done by 5 p.m.