About ASU in California

ASU California Center in Downtown Los Angeles

The ASU California Center, consisting of two signature locations, is designed to meet the needs of students and lifelong learners and serves as a community partner dedicated to the economic and community vitality of the neighborhood in which it resides.

The ASU California Center’s network of locations provides ASU students and learners access to undergraduate and graduate degree programs, executive education, workshops and seminars. Students are also able to make connections in Los Angeles and engage industries through jobs and internships. 

Through academic, research and public programs, ASU collaborates with the City of Los Angeles, local institutions and area businesses to address educational and societal issues.

ASU California Center Broadway

ASU California Center Broadway is located in the historic Herald Examiner Building and stands out as a cultural landmark in a modern city. The building is designed to support community gatherings and inspire entrepreneurship and innovation. There are state-of-the-art facilities, including a local news and creative media center, virtual reality and editing studios, and special event spaces. ASU programs with a presence here include the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Sidney Poitier New American Film School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, as well as other local programs. California College of ASU calls this location home.

ASU California Center Grand

ASU California Center Grand features study spaces designed to inspire creativity, the largest fashion library on the West Coast, state-of-the-industry classrooms, and the world-class FIDM Museum & Galleries, which houses the Study Collection dating back to the 18th century. It is currently home to ASU FIDM, ASU’s fashion program, and supports the Herberger Institute for the Design and the Arts creative community. The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is also co-located at the ASU California Center Grand.

Getting There

Address

1111 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 510-6900

Metro
The ASU California Center is located about half a mile from the Pico Station stop on both the A and E Lines.

Please visit https://www.metro.net/ to find the best route.

Bus
There are numerous Metro Local and DASH bus routes that stop within reach of the ASU California Center.

Please visit https://www.metro.net/ to find the best bus route.

Uber/Lyft/Taxi
Taxi cabs and rideshare options are readily available in Downtown Los Angeles.

Parking

Visitor parking:
There are several public parking garages and surface lots nearby that offer hourly and daily parking. Click here for details.

Nearby Hotels

Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel
1100 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Book your Preferred ASU rate

Hotel Figueroa
939 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90015
(213) 660-3012
Book your Preferred ASU rate

  • Comped upgrade based upon availability at check-in
  • Waived $25 daily destination fee
  • Two speciality espressos of choice per day per room at Café Fig
  • Two waters replenished daily
  • Comp WiFi
  • 24-hour prior to arrival cancellation

Hotel Per La, Downtown Los Angeles
649 S Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
213-441-6606
Book your preferred ASU rate

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Waived $35 daily destination fee
  • 24-hour prior to arrival cancellation

The Hoxton, Downtown LA
1060 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015
Book your preferred ASU rate

  • Destination fee is waived
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-3300
Book your preferred ASU rate

  • $20 Uber credit per stay
  • $40 Daily Destination Fee Waived
  • Complimentary Guestroom Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Courtesy Car within 3-mile radius (based on availability)

 

Faculty and Staff Directory

  

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  • Graduate Program Recruiter and Adviser
    Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Patricia.Abracia@asu.edu
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  • Executive Director and Senior Advisor to President Crow
    ASU Learning Transformation Studios
  • alan.arkatov@asu.edu

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  • School Director and Professor of Practice
    The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
  • cbisaacs@asu.edu
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  • Director and Professor of Practice
    The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
  • Adam.Collis@asu.edu
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  • Transportation and Logistics Coordinator
    Executive Administration
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  • Equipment Operations Manager
    Sidney Poitier New American Film School
  • tgalla10@asu.edu
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  • Systems Support Analyst SR (IT)
    Executive Technical Support
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Marleigh Hurlburt
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  • Professor of Practice
    Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • rkane8@asu.edu
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  • Systems Support Analyst (IT)
    Executive Technical Support
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  • Sr. Director of Hybrid Partnerships & Programming Design
    Learning Enterprise
  • n.morrison@asu.edu
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  • Deputy School Director and Professor of Practice
    The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
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  • Learning Technology Specialist
    The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
  • jet.olano@asu.edu
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Taylor Pineda
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  • Director of Prevention and National Security
    McCain Institute for International Leadership
  • Brette.Steele@asu.edu 
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  • Sr. Director, ASU Los Angeles Operations
    Executive Administration
  • ewtam@asu.edu
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  • Executive Director
    Learning Enterprise
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  • Learning Resource Specialist
    The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
  • ryezbick@asu.edu
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Alumni Leaders

ASU Alumni Association Chapter leaders are your go-to for connecting with your local California chapters in Los Angeles, Northern California, Orange County and San Diego.

Eddie DeVall
Jason Heckendorn
Alan Wald
Christine Zeyen

Resources and Services for Faculty and Staff

Workspace for visiting faculty and staff

Hoteling workspace is available for ASU faculty and staff visiting the greater Los Angeles area.

Hoteling workstations offer Wi-Fi, access to printers and copiers and access to basic office supplies and meeting space.

For more information about hoteling workspace, please contact:

Amber Page
Office Coordinator Sr.
amber.page@asu.edu

For more information, please see the guide for reserving hoteling workspace here.


Meeting and Event Space

Meeting and event space is available to all ASU faculty and staff for ASU meetings and events.

Conference rooms can accommodate groups ranging from 6-20 guests and feature video conferencing (including compatibility with Zoom, Skype, and Vidyo), audio conferencing, internet and cable TV capabilities.

Audio-visual and desk-side technology support is available onsite through the University Technology Office.

For more information on room capacities, photos of the facility, please contact:

Caitlin Benson
Director of Operations
Caitlin.Benson@asu.edu

  

Event Planning

Meeting and event-planning assistance is available for faculty and staff seeking to host functions in the downtown Los Angeles area. Planning assistance may include:

  • Venue identification
  • Vendor acquisition and management, catering recommendations, audio/visual, transportation, photography, videography, stage décor and signage.
  • On-site staffing, including registration and stage management

The Yuhaaviatam of San Manuel Event Center, the largest event space, can accommodate up to 144 guests seated at round tables, 200 guests in a theater half-circle (with stage) or 300 guests with a standing reception

For event planning assistance, please contact:

David Hong
Event Manager
david.hong.1@asu.edu


Filming on Campus

Filming (which includes photo, motion picture, video recording, or written or spoken statements) requires advance approval by ASU and must comply with the ASU’s filming policy, unless the filming is for personal, noncommercial use. 

More information about filming on campus can be found here.


Contact Us

For general inquiries about the ASU California Center:

Caitlin Benson
Director of Operations
Caitlin.Benson@asu.edu

 

Student Resources

As an ASU student in Los Angeles, CA, university resources are available to you. Below is a list of key resources for your reference. Please identify yourself as an ASU Los Angeles student when calling.


Student Advocacy and Assistance

Student Advocacy and Assistance guides students in resolving educational, personal and other campus impediments toward successful completion of your academic goals. 

deanofstudents@asu.edu
(480) 965-6547


 Dean of Students

The Dean of Students serves to advance the vision of the New American University through design and delivery of programs and services that enhance the student experience and overall quality of student life. Student Advocacy and Assistance links students with appropriate university and community resources, agencies, and individuals, collaborates with faculty and staff in the best interest of the students, and follows through to bring efficient closure to student concerns.  We work closely with many other campus departments and programs to ensure appropriate referrals and resources are made available to all students regardless of their geographic location.

deanofstudents@asu.edu
(480) 965-6547


Counseling Services

ASU Counseling Services offers confidential time-limited professional counseling and crisis services for students experiencing emotional concerns, problems in adjusting, and other factors that affect their ability to achieve their academic and personal goals. We will talk to you, help you identify solutions or support, and connect you with those services at ASU or in the community.

Counselor on Duty
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST, Monday thru Friday
(480) 965-6146

After Hours
EMPACT (480) 921-1006

Counseling support is also available for Sun Devils 24/7 at no cost. ASU Counseling Services now offers Open Call and Open Chat services and telehealth appointments for you at anytime, anywhere across the world. This service offers brief individual tele-therapy at both traditional and non-traditional times of day.

To learn more, visit Open Call and Open Chat and Where to Start.


Career Services

Your major is just one piece of the puzzle. Discover career opportunities based upon your skills, interests and passions. Career and Professional Development Services has made it easier than ever to discover a career path that is right for you.

Career Services
(480) 965-2350

 Health Services

ASU Health Services is dedicated to the well-being and educational success of each individual student by providing high quality health care that is accessible, affordable, and compassionate.

Nurse triage line

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MST
(480) 965-3349

After Hours
(800) 901-4763


ID Card

Sun Card printing is available onsite at the ASU California Center. Students may order their Sun Card online and pick it up at the California Center. To order a Sun Card, submit an approved photo online and identify yourself as a Los Angeles student. When you receive email notification that your photo is approved, please contact our Workplace Experience Coordinator and Affiliate of Business and Finance Support Services, Jasmin Logrono, to pick up your Sun Card.


Public Transit

Students may purchase a U-Pass for unlimited rides on all LA Metro services. Purchase a U-Pass in your ASU Transportation Account. After purchase, please contact Jasmin Logrono to pick up your U-Pass sticker to attach to your ASU ID card (aka Sun Card).


Sexual and Relationship Violence Resources


Student Financial Assistance

ASU is committed to offering you a top quality education that provides the most value for your investment and prepares you for a lifetime of success. Financial Aid and Scholarship Services can assist via a network of resources

Student Financial Assistance
(480) 965-3355


University Registrar

Connect with University Registrar Services to help with enrollment and academic records.

University Registrar
(480) 965-3124


Wellness Resources

ASU’s Live Well Community is dedicated to supporting you in your health and wellbeing journey.


Student Resources handout

Resources for ASU Online students