The Facts

Awards: ASLA SD Merit Award 2012
LEED Rating: Gold certified
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Size: 1 Acre
Partners: Safdie Rabines Architects
Client: UCLA
Client: $10.5 Million
Completed: 2012

About the Project

landLAB collaborated with Safdie Rabines Architects on the new South Campus Student Center located in the historic Court of Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. The new facility was be constructed into the existing sloped portion of the court, allowing the roof structure above the interior dining area to act as a garden roof terrace and look out, with a series of vegetated green roofs over the kitchens. The planting design for the green roofs and surrounding landscape are vignettes of California landscapes, which provide educational opportunities for the adjacent life sciences facilities surrounding the project. The lower dining terraces are sunken from the surrounding walkways and existing buildings that form the Court of Sciences, creating both intimate and public spaces for students and faculty to enjoy the beautiful southern California climate. The project was awarded a SDASLA merit award in 2012 and received LEED GOLD accreditation from the USGBC.

Site Plan