News • January 29, 2021

Magnolia Crossing receives Riverside beautification award

Magnolia Crossing receives Riverside beautification award

Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2021) – California Baptist University won third place for Magnolia Crossing at the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful’s 35th annual Beautification Awards. The awards were announced during the mayor’s State of the City Address held virtually on Jan. 28.

The category for Magnolia Crossing was New Construction with Landscaping.

The Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful program is sponsored by the City of Riverside and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to foster a sense of community pride by creating partnerships that work toward the beautification of the city.

The university broke ground on the residence complex in March 2019 and it took 18 months to complete. Located on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Monroe Street, the housing officially opened for upperclassman students for the fall 2020 semester. It features 93 suites that can house up to 540 students, a grab-and-go dining option, and TVs and seating in the lobby.

The architectural design complements the contemporary Mission Revival style that defines CBU campus architecture. Additionally, landscaping features drought-resistant plants around the exterior of the building as well as on the rooftop outdoor space.

CBU has received recognition in the past, including the Mayor’s Award last year for the new entrance located off Adams Street. The Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building placed first in 2019 for New Construction with Landscaping and the Events­­­­­­ Center received the Mayor’s Award in 2018.  

Contact CBU Marketing and Communication

Vice President for Marketing and Communication:
Angela Meluski

8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504