For the first time in history, Cal Lutheran will establish a dedicated center for School of Management classrooms and collaboration spaces.

The transformative power of bringing students, faculty, alumni, business leaders and the wider community together under one roof will revolutionize the way we teach and learn, the way we build teams and the way we prepare our graduates for the pace of real-world business.

A Dynamic Community


We know an inviting aesthetic and intuitive design will create a community-focused academic culture.

That’s why we’re breaking down traditional barriers and building a hub that reflects the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of the School of Management.

Students will walk past faculty offices on their way to class. Faculty will step out of their offices into an open work space where students will gather to collaborate on projects. Every aspect of the Dorfman Center will foster the exchange of ideas across our community of scholars.

Active Collaboration


Today’s interconnected marketplace demands business leaders who can work together to create change.

We’ve designed the Dorfman Center to mirror the collaborative spaces of the modern workplace. Interest clubs will now have space to meet, whether in the outdoor courtyard over lunch or in conference pods equipped with shareable technology.

A glass-walled community space with flexible furniture will foster spontaneous collaboration. The building, itself, will stay in motion, propelled by the people and ideas inside.



Insight & Inspiration

We believe a building, at its core, should spark innovative thought.

White board walls. An abundance of natural light. A mix of work station styles, from smart desks to café chairs to pub-height tables with stools. This new hub will allow students and faculty to come together to inspire one another and push the boundaries of conventional thinking.

Every design element of the Dorman Center will serve a purpose: to ignite an entrepreneurial spirit.

Jim and Sue Swenson

I’ve always been interested in education, and I saw an opportunity for me to make a significant difference at Cal Lutheran. This will enable the School of Management to become one of the leading business schools on the West Coast.

Steve Dorfman