Spurring a Downtown Renaissance

A $500-million architectural reboot has reinvigorated Cleveland State University’s 85-acre campus while embracing and elevating the surrounding cityscape.

The centerpiece of this dramatic transformation is our magnificent Student Center, designed by renowned architect Charles Gwathmey. Other striking additions include LEED-certified new buildings such as Julka Hall, the Recreation Center and the Euclid Commons residence hall. The makeover is poised to continue with the 2015 opening of the Center for Innovation in Health Professions. This initiative can best be summarized as "Transforming health through research, education, action and discovery to improve the lives of individuals in this region and beyond". The distinguished architect firm of Pelli Clarke Pelli was picked among many top contenders as the firm of choice to help us reach this vision.

This revitalization is having a dynamic ripple effect and sparking downtown projects such as Campus Village, the largest residential development in Cleveland in 30 years.

Building a dramatic new campus has created an economic development force for Cleveland as CSU students, faculty and staff enjoy downtown shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation activities.