Los Angeles–Burbank Campus

Located in the San Fernando Valley, the Woodbury University campus sits in the foothills of the Verdugo foothills near the Angeles National Forest. The school straddles the dividing line between Los Angeles and Burbank, providing students the opportunity to explore both cities. For a new breed of architects and urban designers, this edge condition between urban and suburban landscapes is a frontier for critical research and development.

School of Architecture design studios occupy three structures, including the new 15,000-square-foot architecture building, which cluster around an open-air courtyard. Every architecture and interior architecture student receives workspace within the school’s facilities, with 24-hour access to studios. The Southern California climate makes the outdoor space a temperate gathering area for hanging out, meeting with faculty, and events. Specialized facilities include a wood/metal shop, a materials library, and a state-of-the-art digital fabrication lab.

Resources and Facilities

Digital Fabrication Laboratory: Los Angeles-Burbank and San Diego

Both campuses feature digital fabrication laboratories. The Los Angeles–Burbank laboratory is equipped with a 3D printer (powder), a CNC milling table, and two laser cutters. The San Diego laboratory is equipped with a 3D printer (ABS plastic), a CNC milling table, and a laser cutter. The digital fabrication laboratories link students to advanced manufacturing and production technologies and encourage the visionary application of innovative modeling, prototyping, and representation techniques in the design process.

Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery (WUHO) 

WUHO is Woodbury University’s center for experimental exhibitions and multi-disciplinary collaborations. The gallery is shared with the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Located on the iconic Hollywood Walk-of-Fame, WUHO is a gallery, event space, and lecture venue.

Libraries: Los Angeles–Burbank and San Diego

The main library at the Los Angeles–Burbank campus provides students, faculty, and staff with access to more than 86,000 books, magazines, and journals in print and on DVD. The ever-growing San Diego library is home to 4,000 volumes. Both campuses subscribe to dozens of databases, including the Avery Index, ArtStore, and JStor, providing resources for full-text articles from over 26,000 periodicals and scholarly journals.

Material Library: Los Angeles–Burbank 

The School of Architecture’s materials library is a repository for traditional and emergent building materials. This hands-on collection of construction components, innovative finishes, and surfaces gives students immediate insight into the building process. The library also offers information on detailing, composition, manufacturing, fabrication, and resources for materials research and specification.

Wood and Metal Shops: Los Angeles–Burbank and San Diego

The wood and metal shops on both campuses instill an ethos of craft in the School of Architecture students. Shops are equipped with basic metal bending and welding capabilities and a wide range of carpentry, woodworking and tooling equipment. The shops maintain extensive operational hours for students to work and experiment in multiple materials.