Water Garden Campus

About the Center

Meridian's Water Garden Campus is located in the Sawtelle neighborhood – part of the Santa Monica Media & Technology District in west Los Angeles. Water Garden is a 17-acre campus with eight unique structures centered around a beautiful lake, winding water features and lush gardens. University offices are located on both the Colorado Avenue / North side of the Water Garden as well as the Olympic Blvd / South side with access from both the garden-side and street-side.

The Water Garden Campus is in proximity to public transportation links such as the Expo Line Metro, bike paths and bus routes. Sawtelle is a culturally rich neighborhood, with attractions such as the Saatchi Art Gallery and Santa Monica History Museum within easy reach. The surrounding area is filled with eateries, and you’ll find fine dining, casual cafés and take-out restaurants throughout the Water Garden. Water Garden also includes childcare facilities, a gym, and other resources.

Staff and faculty based at the Los Angeles Center are available by appointment only, not on a drop-in basis.

At this Center

  • Administrative Offices
  • Offices
  • Classrooms
  • Event Space


  • Across the street from the 26th St/Bergamot Light Rail Station
  • Across the street from the Bergamot Arts District
  • All of Downtown Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica History Museum
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • The University of California, Los Angeles Campus
  • The University of Southern California Campus
  • The Santa Monica Pier
  • Venice, California
  • The Pacific Ocean — Multiple state beaches
  • Downtown Los Angeles



  • Across the street from the 26th St/Bergamot Light Rail Station (Expo Line of the LA Metro)


  • Frequent service directly in front of the Water Garden Campus


  • Los Angeles International Airport
    • ~ 15 minutes from the Water Garden Campus by car (public transit also available)
    • Non-stop from around the world


  • Onsite and street parking (pricing and availability varies)
  • Multiple garages in walking distance (pricing varies)
  • Ride-share or public transit in the area easy and recommended.

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San Francisco Bay Area Center

47 Sixth Street
Petaluma, California 94952
+1 (707) 765-1836

Los Angeles: Water Garden Campus

2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90404
+1 (310) 876-2001

Athens Center

Ermou 56
Athens 10563, Greece
+30 21 1199 0060

Berlin Center

Greifswalder Strasse 226
10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 16637734

Johannesburg Center

Atrium on 5th 9th Floor
5th St, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
+27 31 822 9032

Istanbul Center

Mecidiyeköy Mahallesi | Lati Lokum Sokak
Çınar Apt. No: 12, Kat: 4, D: 14
Şişli/İstanbul 34387
+1 (833) 256-2295

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