June 26, 2014
Press Releases & News

Clark Begins Work on New Engineering Building at UCLA

LOS ANGELES – The Regents of the University of California for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has awarded Clark a $54 million contract to construct a 93,000 square-foot research and academic building that will complete the school’s six-building engineering school complex. The five-story building will be located on a site adjacent to UCLA’s main entrance and will interconnect with two other engineering facilities.

The first level of the steel-framed structure will include multiple conference spaces and a 250-seat auditorium complete with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. The upper levels will 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. Clark will construct skybridge connections to two nearby buildings and will reconfigure existing roadways and build a new loading dock.

Designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification, the engineering building will have 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.

Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015 and completion is scheduled for Fall 2016.

Moore Ruble Yudell, Santa Monica, Calif., is the project architect. Additional project partners include Englekirk Institutional, Los Angeles, structural engineer; Buro Happold, Los Angeles, MEP bridging designer; Olin, Los Angeles, landscape architect; KPFF, Los Angeles, civil engineer; Newsome Brown, Santa Monica, acoustical engineer; The Sextant Group, Santa Barbara, Calif., audio/visual engineer; and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Los Angeles, waterproofing consultant.