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 system. With nearly 15,000 students, CSUDH is consistently ranked nationally as a top degree producer for minority students.

The new 3-story Center for Science and Innovation will be a science hub with more than 30 classrooms and labs geared toward training students for STEM careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The exterior of the Science and Innovation Building features a blue and gray façade with a “decoded DNA strand” design in the paneling.

Vantage assisted the team in addressing issues associated with planning, architectural integration, system design and deployment. The project included a variety of IT infrastructure elements, such as phone and data services, BDF/IDF rooms, outlet distribution, service to Wi-Fi access points (WAPs), security systems and emergency phones. Vantage also designed audiovisual systems to support lab/classroom spaces with active and passive AV, 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 will be housed inside the science building. The Toyota Center will include a fabrication lab, labs for K-12 teacher demonstrations and training, as well as SMART classrooms, collaborative workspaces and an outdoor workspace.

(project renderings obtained from the Digital Fly-through Tour from CSUDH website)


  • 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: 87,000 square feet
  • Budget: $82 million
  • Open Date: Fall 2020