UCSB ENGINEERING BUILDING

The Engineering-Science Building houses multiple engineering disciplines ranging from high-speed electronics and micro-electromagnetic systems to chemical and biological engineering and photonics. Influenced by its technically complex program requirements, the building organization combines two floors of flexible research laboratories over a ground-floor nanofabrication facility with a clean room. The nanofabrication facility functions as a central clean room facility for the campus, serving other programs in addition to engineering. Large meeting spaces and classrooms are aggregated in a freestanding conference pavilion connected to the main laboratory building by bridges. The pavilion utilizes soaring roof forms covering open, informal public spaces to create an inviting architectural landmark at a key campus intersection.

FACTS

PROJECT NAME UCSB Engineering Building
SIZE 90,000 GSF
COMPLETION DATE 2004
LOCATION Santa Barbara, CA
CLIENT University of California, Santa Barbara