Responding to a rich context and multifaceted institution with diverse programmatic needs, the building is the second largest at UCLA, occupying one of the most important sites on campus.
In plan the complex resembles a four-leaf clover, reflecting its pivotal role as a campus crossroads. At the center, an inviting outdoor plaza serves as a public circulation hub. The five-story building consists of seven components, distinct from one another but linked on several levels so they function internally as an integrated whole. Outdoor terraces on four levels make the most of the sloped site and connect UCLA’s upper and lower compounds. A bucolic creek, multilevel garage, and key campus walkway border the site.
100,000 s/f footprint within existing campus
310,000 ft2 / 29,000 m2 gross area; seven-component academic building with classrooms, faculty/staff offices, laboratories, conference center, auditorium, library, research and study spaces, lounges
University of California at Los Angeles Capital Programs
Master planning, architecture, exterior envelope, interior design
American Institute of Architects, New York State Chapter, 1998
Brick in Architecture Award
American Institute of Architects / Brick Institute of America, 1997
The Anderson School is a campus within a campus, its permeable mass integrated with the institution as a whole. The building’s formal language, materials, and modest scale extend the architectural traditions of the university’s academic core.
Executive Architect: Leidenfrost and Horowitz, Los Angeles; Structural: CBM Engineers Inc., Houston (owner's consultant); Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing: Hayakawa Associates; Interiors: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; Images: Eric Schiller / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Pamela Cobb, Joshua White Photography