California State University Long Beach

Horn Center & Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum

Long Beach CAd

Designed by campus architect Edward Killingsworth’s office and constructed in 1987, the 50,000 square-foot building served as the University’s former North Library. While not a mid-century building, its overall massing is complimentary to the Killingsworth-planned campus.
The building’s most recent role as a student services center, named after campus president Steve Horn, has provided students a consolidated hub for academic counseling, learning assistance, and the largest computer lab on campus. In 1993, the University Art Museum (UAM) was relocated into the Horn Center and has been serving the campus with contemporary exhibitions and displays of student work.

As the campus continues its transition in offering top-tier academic services, Pfeiffer is working with the University to renovate the Horn Center for ten new classrooms and two new lecture halls. We are also working to expand the roughly 4,000-square-foot museum, an effort made possible through an endowment by artist and philanthropist Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld, after whom the museum was renamed in 2019. Coupled with the renovations to the Horn Center, the north and south courtyards will be renovated for new seated areas and a sculpture garden.

Project Data

Under Construction
49,000 sf Renovation; 4,300 sf Addition
Targeting LEED Gold certification

Program & Highlights

Student services center for academic counseling and learning assistance
Largest computer lab on campus
Expansion of art museum
New seating areas in north and south courtyards
Sculpture garden


General Contractor: Clark Construction Group
Structural/MEP Engineer: BuroHappold
Civil Engineer: KPFF
Audio Visual/Acoustics/Security: Waveguide LLC
Landscape Architect: EPT Design