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Jason Rich Rich: “We are seeing campus trends mimicking what is happening in the urban commercial space.”

IRVINE, CA—Universities often want their new structure to adopt the same style as the existing buildings while still looking like a new facility—a tough task for architects on these projects, Snyder Langston’s EVP Jason Rich tells GlobeSt.com. The builder will complete construction of the Music, Worship & Theology building at Concordia University Irvine, and the university has also secured global architectural acoustic consulting firm Walters-Storyk Design Group of New York to design the building’s professional recording studio.

The MWT building—the first building in CUI’s Master Plan—will serve as the “intersection of musical tradition and theological foundation, values core to the Lutheran faith,” according to a prepared statement. The 1,110-square-foot recording studio will be used as a recording, teaching, and rehearsal space.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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