Vanguard University

Project Features


Vanguard University


Mars Hill Studio, Inc.


Costa Mesa, CA

Building Area

52,000 sf

Vanguard University is a top, private Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. The success and growth of their program prompted the school to renovate and expand their existing facility. The newly renovated campus is designed to be an approachable center for students to interact and collaborate.

The existing two-story building was renovated and expanded with the addition of a new wing and three-story building.  The new 52,000 square foot campus has a Santa Barbara Style architecture with a smooth Santa Barbara plaster finish, wrought iron grilles, clay mission barrel tiles, ellipse doors, decorative pre-cast medallions, arches, and pre-cast Tuscan columns. The center courtyard was renovated and decorated with a structural glulam beam trellis.

Construction was phased in order to keep the campus in operation during the active school semester. Lusardi worked closely with the school to minimize interruptions for the students and faculty.