Thanks to more than $10 million in private donations, The Collins College of Hospitality Management is undergoing a significant building expansion.
Construction is set to begin in October 2013, and is projected to be completed by the summer of 2015.
The Collins College Expansion Project comprises two new buildings: a classroom and faculty building and a student commons building. They will be designated as Buildings 72 and 73.
The classroom/faculty building will be used for faculty workspace and classrooms. The faculty workspace will include:
The student commons will have:
In 2008, Carol and Jim Collins, namesakes and longtime supporters of the college, pledged to match up to $5 million in donations for the $10 million academic building.
Panda Restaurant Group founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng, donated $2.5 million; The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation gave $2 million; and prominent Inland Empire businessman Eugene Park donated $1 million to the college.
The Collins College is committed to maintaining high-quality, state-of-the-art facilities. There are several projects underway or recently finished. Notably the computer lab in Building 79 was renovated to resemble a stylish high-end hotel lobby. Read more ...
CSU Trustees Honor Carol & Jim Collins (Jan. 27, 2009)
|HMC Architects is designing the
expansion. These schematic renderings offer insight into the design and scope of the project.