University of California, Santa Barbara
Davidson Library Addition and Renovation
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Client: University of California, Santa Barbara
Architect: Pfeiffer Partners Architects
Designed as a re-conceptualization of what a library can and should become, the Davidson Library Renovation and Expansion and University of California Santa Barbara includes a three-story building addition on the north side of the Library to include faculty and student collaboration spaces and Special Collections ; a complete renovation and seismic retrofit of the original two-story building to house the Arts Library, plus additional study and gathering spaces; a newly built Paseo, or grand walkway, which connects all parts of the Library as well as campus; a seismic retrofit of the eight-story tower and life-safety upgrades throughout.
The approximately 60,000 gross square foot addition and 92,000 square foot renovation provides 20% more study space, technology enhanced group study and collaboration spaces, expanded wireless access, a faculty collaboration studio, a new Arts Library with dedicated exhibit space housed within the main Library and a New Special Collections facility with state-of-the-art technology for preservation. This LEED Gold certified project will also be home to a 24-hour Information Commons.
Slated to break ground in the Spring 2013 this facility is a central part of the University’s desire to provide a modern knowledge environment.
- Technology Planning
- Technology Programming
- Architectural Design Support
- System Design
- Construction Administration
- Audiovisual Systems
- Data Networking
- Educational Technology
- Provides a transformative learning environment, fostering community between students and faculty, and the campus and the rest of the world
- Links traditional tools of the past with the future reinforced with 24-hour Information Commons.
- Reinforces the role of the Library and the Learning Commons for next collaborative scholarship.