University of California
Santa Cruz, California
Completed in 2006
UC Santa Cruz’s Humanities Complex is a collection of three buildings that provide the campus with new classrooms, teaching and research space, and offices. Instructional spaces include language and computer labs and a 300-seat auditorium. The design of the facility delicately places the buildings within the lush natural environment of the Santa Cruz campus, while creating a strong identity and presence for the newly consolidated Humanities Division.
The three naturally ventilated buildings create a courtyard that provides students and faculty a common area of assembly. The building materials respect their setting and the simple forms complement the landscape.