Just like any other educational institution, the main users in the design department are the students. They Interact with the building, its interior spaces and equipment on a daily basis. They have to utilize every space through out the time they study in the department; they require a space that is designed around their needs and that will help them achieve their academic goals. Most of the students at CSULB are commuters, and this requires prolonged stays on campus. Currently the layout and policies of the department does not provide access to the facilities for prolonged stays for all students; prolonged stays is limited to upper-division classes.
The faculty at the design department at California State University of Long Beach, all experts in their own fields have always come from very different educational, professional even cultural backgrounds. Following the students, they have the most interaction with the design building and its facilities. According to the design department’s website there are about 39 people including the department chair, professors, full-time and part-time lecturers that form the body of faculty at this department.
Just like any other department, design department also has its own staff ranging from advisers, operational coordinator, administrative support coordinators and etc. The staff are in charge of guiding the students, managing and maintenance of the facilities and coordinating student (Junior and Senior) shows, departmental ( Ex. Duncan Anderson lecture series) lectures and other outside events.