Sited directly to the east of the original Pei Cobb Freed & Partners building, the four-story addition complements its predecessor in both scale and materiality. The design expands and strengthens the campus identity of the existing Anderson School complex.
Combining UCLA’s traditional four-color blended brick and buff-colored cast stone masonry banding, the new building extends the language of the existing school, providing an appropriately scaled yet bold new campus presence addressing Briskin Plaza to the south, along with a vehicular arrival and primary building entry to the north. On the upper levels, a generously glazed central atrium and double-height event space access a shaded south-facing terrace, providing commanding views of the historic campus core and athletic facilities to the south. Additional sustainable design features include highly efficient low-E glazing, operable windows in private offices, and green roofs on the lower levels that mediate between the new and existing structures.
Inside the building, users enjoy technologically enhanced, acoustically optimized spaces designed to meet the needs of evolving models of business education. The design improves visitor access to admissions, the dean’s suite, case study and lecture hall classrooms, and a new multipurpose event space, as well as interconnecting fluidly with Briskin Plaza to create a dynamic indoor-outdoor environment at the lowest public level.
An expansion to the PCF&P-designed UCLA Anderson School of Management
60,000 ft2 / 5,600 m2
University of California, Los Angeles
Campus planning, architecture, exterior envelope
Designed & registered for LEED Platinum certification
Associate Architect: Gensler; Structural: Nabih Youssef & Associates, Los Angeles; Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing: Syska Hennessy Group, New York; Landscape: The Office of James Burnett; Images: PCF&P, Ferrari Images / Giroux Glass, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners