Santa Barbara, California
Size: 33,600 sf
Construction cost: $17 Million
End date: 2018
Architect: KBZ Architects
Owner: Santa Barbara City College
The new West Campus Center on campus condenses multiple departments into one building, creating a space for students and faculty that is a “one-stop shop.”
The 33,600 sf, three-story building houses 23 classrooms and 15 faculty staff offices, which were previously housed in portable buildings.
The project includes multiple sustainable design features including a second-story roof garden planted with native, drought-resistant plants; vegetated swales to promote rain water infiltration; water usage reduction fixtures and fixture fittings; on-site water source and reclaimed water; naturally ventilated spaces with operable windows and louvers; panoramic glass curtain walls for interior daylighting, and high performance glazing.
The long list of sustainable design features above were all contributing factors in the award of the highest certification the USGBC has to offer for New Construction (NC): LEED Platinum.