UC Irvine tops out Humanities Gateway

February 01, 2009 |



        

The University of California, Irvine, last month topped out its Humanities Gateway project, an office building and auditorium for the school's growing School of Humanities. Designed by Fentress Architects, Denver, with Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo., as general contractor, the $29 million, 76,000-sf facility will also feature a film screening room for 90 people.

Fentress designed the facility with two very different faces. On one side, a formal façade harmonizes with the campus's existing architectural vocabulary. On the other, an ultra-modern, glass-and-metal serpentine wall "expresses the concepts of inquiry and delight characteristic of the humanities," according to the design team.

The design optimizes use of outdoor spaces in response to its temperate, southern California climate. Two first-floor conference rooms open to the courtyard with a sliding glass-wall panel system, expanding event space to the outdoors for special functions. Completion: July 2009.

 

Add new comment

Your Information
Your Comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture. Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.
Overlay Init