CSU Dominguez Hills

Center for Science and Innovation


California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is a public university founded in 1960 and is part of the California State University (CSU) system. With a service-learning methodology of teaching, CSUDH has been recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for their commitment to the community.

The new 3-story Center for Science and Innovation fosters this sense of service-learning/hands-on instruction with more than 30 classrooms and labs geared toward training students for STEM careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Vantage provided technology consulting services to assist HGA and the rest of the team in addressing issues associated with the planning, architectural integration, system design and deployment. The IT infrastructure and cabling technology includes: phone and data services, BDF/IDF rooms, outlet distribution, service to Wi-Fi access points (WAPs), security systems and emergency phones. The audiovisual systems designed by Vantage includes both active AV and passive AV for labs, shared classrooms, small conference rooms and large conference rooms.

Toyota USA Foundation donated $4 million to support the design, construction and equipment for the new Toyota Center for Innovation, which includes a fabrication lab, labs for K-12 teacher demonstrations and training, SMART classrooms, collaborative workspaces and an outdoor workspace.


  • Coordinated technology for the labs in the state-of-the-art building with the project lab planner
  • Incorporated wireless AV team collaboration systems and active classroom technologies
  • Designed comprehensive wireless coverage throughout building interior and around the building perimeter


  • Infrastructure Design
  • IT Costs + Financial
  • Needs Assessment/Feasibility
  • System Design
  • Lab Consultant Coordination


  • Audiovisual
  • Digital Media
  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Systems
  • Security
  • Wireless Network
  • Client: CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Location: Carson, CA
  • Facility: Science Learning Center
  • Architect: HGA
  • Contractor: C. W. Driver
  • Market: Education
  • Size: 91,000 square feet
  • Budget: $82 million
  • Completed: September 2020