UCLA ROYCE HALL

Constructed in 1929 as the largest and most prominent of four original campus structures, Royce Hall was conceived as a speech-oriented academic assembly hall. Its original architectural integrity was altered by changes in use over time; a 1984 renovation that transformed it into a performing arts venue gave up most of the original interior. In 1994, damage from the Northridge Earthquake left Royce Hall verging on collapse. UCLA undertook a four-year, fast-tracked seismic retrofit and restoration project. Improvements included new structural and support systems for new and restored spaces within the historic exterior, conversion of the auditorium into a modern concert hall, and new and restored library, classroom, office and conference spaces. CO Architects: Executive Architect; Barton Phelps & Associates Architects: Associate Architect

FACTS

PROJECT NAME UCLA Royce Hall
SIZE 221,000 GSF
COMPLETION DATE 1998
LOCATION Los Angeles, CA
CLIENT University of California, Los Angeles
SERVICES Architectural Services