Residential Life Resource Center
University of California, Santa Barbara

This building for UCSB’s Housing and Residential Services was designed with both low-tech and high-tech environmental performance in mind.  A center atrium combined with innovative shading systems allowed a passive cooling approach, whereby no air conditioning is needed.

The building was designed and sited to activate a campus crossroads, creating a set of courtyards to define the building entry.  Native coastal planting around the site and on the sedum-planted green roof requires minimal irrigation and give a verdant identity to the building.

  • Location

    Santa Barbara, CA

  • Services

    Architecture, Landscape

Blackbird Team | Ken Radtkey, Yianni Doulis, Matthew Eastwood, Adam Sharkey
Landscape Architect | VAI Van Atta Associates Inc.
Structural Engineer | Nabih Youssef Associates
Electrical Engineer | JMPE Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineer | Mechanical Engineering Consultants
Civil Engineer | Flowers & Associates, Inc.
Cost Estimator | C. P. O'Halloran Associates, Inc.