UCSB: Engineering II Life Safety Improvements and Addition

LEED Certified Gold Building

Originally this was scheduled as a LEED Silver rated project that Viola successfully accomplished a Gold rating.

The 15,182 SF addition fills in the southwest corner of the existing Engineering II building, and established internal connections to the existing building.

The first floor consists of classroom and office space. The second and third floors contain the Solid State Lighting and Display Program research laboratories, academic and administrative office and support space.




  •  15,000 square foot addition
  • Foundation system of drilled piles with grade beams under reinforced concrete slab on grade structure
  • The vertical structure is steel columns with steel braced frames.
  • Exterior finish materials include plaster, translucent glass and windows with low-e glass.