Opened Fall 2014

Laurel Village, which houses 615 undergraduate students in two residence halls, features a Natural Sciences living learning community with integrated academic spaces and a Second Year Housing Experience. This model is similar to the Engineering and Honors programs at the Academic Village, which has proven a successful model for integrating academics into students’ residential space.

The housing project, located on the north side of campus between Corbett and the towers, includes a variety of single rooms, doubles, and quads with a mix of private and community bathrooms to provide multiple choices and price points for students.


A common building, called The Pavilion, is in the center of the village and is the first project on the main CSU campus to pursue a LEED Platinum certification. The Pavilion features sustainable and local products as well as innovative energy-saving features including a katabatic tower. The Pavilion provides programming, lounge, and meeting spaces for Laurel Village.

This new living learning community was built on the site of the former Lory Apartments, built in the 1950’s. As part of the revitalization project, the Durrell Center has also undergone a major renovation to provide additional dining and student programming space.

Project Funding

  • The project was bonded for $57 million; $9 million for a renovation of the Durrell Center (mixed dining and student programing space), and $48 million for Laurel Village.
  • Housing & Dining Services is a self-operated, non-profit entity that does not receive any state funding or student tuition dollars or fees. The bonds will be paid back with room and board fees.

Construction Schedule

  • Ground-breaking for the redevelopment was in February 2013.
  • The Durrell Center renovation which includes expanded dining space and updated student programming space, was completed in Summer 2013.
  • Laurel Village was completed and students moved in Fall 2014

Sustainability Features

  • The Pavilion is the first building on campus to receive a LEED Platinum rating
  • To explore the sustainability features of the Pavilion, visit the project website designed by 4240 Architecture 
  • Over 93% of the material from the deconstruction of the Lory Apartments was recycled, repurposed, reused, or otherwise diverted from the landfill.


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Web Cam

View the Laurel Village web cam to see progress on the project!







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