Santa Barbara City College Humanities Building

  • Client

    • Santa Barbara City College
  • Project Type

  • Opened/Completed

    • 2014
  • Area

    • 45,762 ft²
  • Cost

    • $12,545,760

Design Achievement – Santa Barbara City College was ranked the #1 community college in the nation by the Aspen Institute in 2013. It sets high standards for students, and is optimally located on the Pacific Coast with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. DLR Group's design for the renovation and modernization of the Humanities Building greatly improves teaching facilities, provides additional accessibility and support space, and replaces aging and outdated technology. A new elevator tower brings the building into full ADA compliance and highlights the main entry point of the building. The tower also houses conference rooms that offer stunning views of the ocean.

Scope Summary – The scope of this project was a renovation of an existing 45,762 SF Humanities building. This renovated, modernized structure houses classes in ceramics, computer programming, design, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and film, television and audio production. The scope included exterior site; interior accessibility and improved wayfinding; fire alarm/sprinkler and egress improvements; elevator replacement; window replacement; roof repairs; lighting/HVAC upgrades; floor, ceiling, and wall finishes; and modification of previous additions to facilitate permitting. DLR Group provided architecture and interior design services.