Hillel 818, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, serves over 6,500 Jewish students from CSU Northridge (CSUN), Pierce College, and LA Valley College. Despite their location in an outdated 1940’s building, the center provides a welcoming and inclusive environment for over 6,500 students. Abramson Architects’ contemporary design focuses on updating security and upgrading infrastructure while also capitalizing on the opportunity to enhance user comfort and improve the operational efficiency to better serve future programs.
DS Honda Construction is beginning Phase I, consisting primarily of the interior remodel of the social hall, courtyard, and office spaces. Phase II will consist of strategically placed additions, the majority of which will create a new consolidated entry/lobby lounge. This will be the first major modernization of Hillel 818 since the building was converted from a fraternity house to a student center in the mid-1980’s.
The project was recently featured in the San Fernando Business Journal’s October 14, 2019 Real Estate Section:
Security Looms Large for CSUN’s Jewish Center