UCLA Engineering VI – Phase 2

A Collaborative, Built Environment to Foster Scientific Discoveries
Location: 
Los Angeles, California
Client: 
Board of Regents for the University of California
Architect: 
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Contract Value: 
$54,000,000
Size: 
93,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2017
Certification: 
LEED Gold (targeted)
Sector: 

This 93,000 square-foot research and academic building completes the school’s six-building engineering school complex. 

The five-story building is located on a site adjacent to UCLA’s main entrance and interconnects with two other engineering facilities.

The first level of the steel-framed structure features multiple conference spaces and a 250-seat auditorium, complete with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. The upper levels contain offices, classrooms, and flexible spaces to accommodate engineering labs. The building’s exterior features include terracotta stone and brick veneer and a glazed curtain wall system. A skybridge connects the structure to two nearby buildings.  A new loading dock and reconfigured roadways complete the site.

Designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification, the engineering building has a rooftop photovoltaic solar panel array, active chilled beams with operable windows, and solar chimneys and light tubes to distribute natural light to interior spaces.