Culver City, CA (December 4, 2017) – UCLA’s new Hedrick Study, a modern hybrid of library, lounge and dining hall, recently opened its doors to students. Designed by Johnson Favaro, the popular new space addresses the needs and tastes of today’s college students.
The Study at Hedrick has been featured in the November 2017 issue of Architectural Record as an interior of the Month:
Today’s college students want the freedom to study, snack, and socialize at any time and anywhere on campus. At UCLA, the newest hot spot for the mobile, wireless-enabled generation is Hedrick Study, located on the ground floor of Hedrick Hall, a 1960s-era high-rise dormitory. With its European-style food hall, cozy fireplace, and variety of comfy seating arrangements, you might mistake it for the lobby of a boutique hotel. “In fact, the Ace Hotel was one of the inspirations for the interior,” says Jim Favaro, principal of Johnson Favaro of Los Angeles, which designed the $9.1 million renovation.
As the once-delayed project continues to progress, the library is expected to break ground in 2018.
Riverside, California’s long-delayed Main Library redevelopment plan is showing signs of life, as a new design proposal by Los Angeles–based architects Johnson Favaro has come to light and begun a public vetting process.
The project is currently undergoing a public comment period prior to the submission of an environmental impact report. City agencies plan to break ground in 2018 and have the building completed in 2019.
Culver City, CA (August 28, 2017) – After a twelve-year planning process and yearlong selection process, the Riverside City Council has selected Los Angeles-based architecture firm, Johnson Favaro, to design their new Main Library in downtown Riverside, the sixth largest city in California.
The three-story, 40,000 – 45,000 square-foot library will replace the existing 1960sera building and will sit on a city owned 2½ acre property on the east side of downtown Riverside, down the street from the famous Mission Inn. In addition to the library, Johnson Favaro will design a master plan for the entire site, which will include a new public park and mixed use residential development
Costa Mesa, CA (August 15, 2017) – The City of Costa Mesa broke ground on its Lions Park project, designed by Culver City-based architecture firm, Johnson Favaro, on July 28, 2017. The centerpiece of the redevelopment will be a new, two-story, 22,500-square foot library. The project also includes the renovation and repurposing of the existing, old library and the redevelopment of approximately 2.8 acres of park land.