UC SANTA BARBARA 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 UC Santa Barbara Engineering Building
SIZE 90,000 GSF
COMPLETION DATE 2004
LOCATION Santa Barbara, CA
CLIENT University of California, Santa Barbara
SERVICES Programming, Architecture, Interior Design