Week 9: CSULB Planning and Re-planning

Picture A)


This is my cognitive map of the CSULB campus. When I was creating this I thought about the places where I spend the most time. Of course I spend 20 hours a week at the bookstore and that is where I work. Other than that I spend a whole lot of time at the VEC building along with the ECS building, some time at the outpost and the Nugget in addition to the Recreation and Wellness Center. In this map I show my appreciation for the CSULB campus and how amazing of a campus I believe it to be. For one, I love the fact that every major branch is uniquely place in the campus. For instance, all engineering and mechanical majors are in one end of the campus while all the business majors are in the other end. I believe this allows for the students to grow more within their field as far as getting to know your character and role in life.

Picture B)

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The above images are the building that I adapted, which is VEC or Vivian Engineering Center. The building was apparently named after it great funder Vivian. Of course it follows with the Engineering Center as that building is specifically known for Engineering majors. Weather it is Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or even Civil Engineering, most of the classes for the any major that falls under engineering are mostly located in this building. The image on the right is actually a blueprint that was constructed as a dummy before the construction took place. I found this image on the web as I was told by one of the employees at the VEC that there was much to say about that building online. One of the things that I truly love about the building is that the elevators are extremely fast. Overall, I chose this building because if I were to engineer this building I would probably upgrade it with a lot of high tech systems. For instance. I would integrate study rooms with lots of charging stations, possible laptops lockers and much more.

Picture C)

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This is how I would like for CSULB to be constructed if it were remodeled. I believe that is it only fair to have the parking for the entire university in the middle and everything around, this is a fair game!


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