Library CORE Building

Serving as the campus heart, the new LEED-Gold CORE Building provides a modern and lively hub for academic study, library services, and state-of-the-art programs for innovation, entrepreneurship, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Designed by the partnership of ABA as Architect for interiors (with core systems) and Carrier Johnson + CULTURE as Architect for the shell/exteriors, the new, LEED Gold, 100,957 gsf CORE (Collaborative Opportunities for Research & Engagement) Building replaces an existing building that, with 1.2 million annual visitors, is one of the busiest in the CSU system. To address this capacity and serve as hub bridging the upper and lower campus, the new facility goes beyond library services to offer information visualization, technology training and support, multi-media production, active learning spaces for team-based and peer-to-peer collaboration, personal study spaces, social gathering/community-building areas, and spaces for unique programs such as the Student Center for Academic Achievement and the Hub for Entrepreneurship.

Altogether, the new CORE Building provides the campus community with a highly collaborative, innovative and technology-rich environment that allows for the advancement of the University’s critical focus on diversity, social justice and environmental sustainability while serving as an essential resource for academic and personal growth.

California State University, East Bay
Strategic Planning