UCSC Engineering Building

The Engineering 2 computer research facility houses academic research programs in computer engineering, computer science, and information systems and technology…

New Home for Computer Sciences Amidst Old-Growth Redwoods

UCSC Engineering Building

Santa Cruz, CA

The Engineering 2 computer research facility houses academic research programs in computer engineering, computer science, and information systems and technology management.

It contains research laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices, a 100-seat classroom designed as an experimental multi-media learning environment, and a 200-seat detached auditorium building.

Together with the existing Baskin Hall, the structures – arranged around new pedestrian plazas – form a new Quadrangle of Engineering. An efficiently run mechanical system and appropriate exterior skin building materials optimize energy performance.

“I have undertaken scientific work in many buildings, and it is obvious to me that the designers of this building truly understand the needs of research and researchers. This is a wonderful building both functionally and visually.”

Herb Kroemer, PhD, Nobel Laureate, Professor Emeritus, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of California, Santa Barbara

Designed and constructed to a funding mandate requiring a highly accelerated schedule, Engineering 2 was delivered on budget and 12 months ahead of the original schedule.

Project Name

Engineering 2

Client

University of California, Santa Cruz

Location

Santa Cruz, CA

Size

160,000 GSF

Services

Site Planning
Programming
Architecture

Completion Date

2004

Awards

AIA California Council, 2005 Honor Award for Architectural Design