In 2012, ArtCenter announced the expansion of South Campus with the acquisition of a former . Postal Service property adjacent to the existing campus, made entirely possible through the College's philanthropic efforts. At that time, the College appointed Michael Maltzan Architecture as its partner in planning academic spaces and expansion of its educational resources. With this agreement still intact, actual renovation of the former USPS building was completed by Darin Johnstone Architecture in 2014. Also in 2014, ArtCenter announced the acquisition of an office building at the "gateway" to Pasadena and future plans for new student housing, all of which will elevate South Campus from a "satellite" location to equal programs and activities found at the Hillside Campus.