University of California, Santa Barbara,
Santa Cruz Residence Hall

Santa Barbara, California

Steinberg addressed the programmatic needs and improved the usability, functionality, and social interactions within the Santa Cruz residence community. Renovations consisted of the lobby, formal lounge, recreation room, TV Lounge, and the secondary lounges in resident wings. Particular focus was placed on generating greater flexibility and quality of materials to create a more inviting and vibrant sense of place and activity.

This renovation is in response to new building codes, life safety issues, improving energy efficiencies, and upgrading interior finishes while enhancing student life and interaction. The building has 216 dormitory rooms for approximately 579 residents connected by a central common area. The site is located on the south side of campus adjacent to other housing.


80,000 SF
Number of units
216 Rooms
Lobby, Tech Lounge, Student Social/Study Spaces
2014 LEED Parade - Renovation Award
LEED Gold (2015)

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