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Bourns Hall Engineering Science Building

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  • Bourns Hall College of Engineering
    University of California, Riverside
  • Serving programs in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Materials Science, the 164,500 GSF Bourns Hall Engineering Science Building comprises a multi-disciplinary research and instructional complex, establishing a new College of Engineering at the UC Riverside campus. Separate buildings house the research laboratories apart from the offices and classrooms, creating a series of central open-air courtyards which form the social heart of this new College community. By separating programmatic elements into discrete structures, the building systems supporting these environments could be more appropriately defined, affording significant energy savings. As curriculum for the new College was being developed coincident with the building design, the laboratory building was designed to be easily adaptable to an unknown future and extendable through future phases of development. Offices for the programs were purposely mixed to promote interaction and collegiality. A wide range of student learning spaces are provided, including spaces for student organizations, learning resources and tutoring. Particular attention was placed upon providing universal accessibility throughout the complex, which received special recognition by the State of California.

    Role:  Project Architect

    Awards: 
    National AIA Honor Award, 1996 • AIA California Council, Honor Award, 1997 • AIA Los Angeles, Merit Award, 1995 • AIA Inland Empire, Honor Award, 1997 • AIA | Educational Facilities Review, Citation, 1996 • The Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles, LA Winners Award, 1999 • State of California, Department of Rehabilitation, Design Merit Award, “Building a Better Future”, 1995 • AIA | Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Design Award, 1996

    Publications: 
    Research and Technology Buildings, 2005 • Scale, 2003 • The College and University Science Facilities Reference Book, 1998 • San Francisco Examiner, February 1998 • Award Winning Architecture International Yearbook, 1997 • Advanced Technology Facilities Design,1996 • l’Arca, May 1997 • Architecture, May 1996 • Architectural Specifier,September | October 1996 • Concrete Construction, April 1996 • Architectural Record, January 1996 • Project Kaleidoscope, Volume III, Structures for Science, 1995 • Design Journal, November 1995 • AS&U American School & University,February 1995