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Claremont Graduate University expands into Los Angeles

Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is opening a new location in downtown Los Angeles that will serve as a hub for creative industry academic programs, special events and creative collaborations.

The space, which will launch this spring, is located inside the 12-story Reef building at 1933 S. Broadway. It puts Claremont Graduate University within walking distance of the arts and financial districts, and at the center of a dynamic community of artists, entrepreneurs and innovators.

“One of Claremont Graduate University’s strengths has always been its proximity to Los Angeles, one of the most vibrant cultural and business centers in the world,” CGU President Robert Schult said. “Our new location downtown makes it even more convenient for our students to tap in to LA’s rich resources as they forge their creative paths.”

CGU’s seventh-floor home inside the Reef includes classrooms and gallery space, as well as meeting facilities and special events amenities. The expansion into downtown is being spearheaded by CGU’s Drucker School of Management and School of Arts and Humanities. 

“LA is a hub of creative energy,” Tammi Schneider, dean of CGU’s School of Arts and Humanities said. “CGU’s space in The Reef provides a platform for our art, arts management, music and museum studies students to build their creativity in theory and practice.”

CGU celebrated the launch of the space with an invitational event on March 3 featuring Mark Hatch, the founder and CEO of TechShop and a Drucker School alumnus.