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Johnson Favaro Designs New Master Plan for UCLA’s Library System by Johnson Favaro

Johnson Favaro has been commissioned to redesign a comprehensive library master plan for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), to be completed in the coming year. The master plan will include seven out of the ten libraries located across UCLA’s Westwood, CA campus which include Young Research, East Asian, Special Collections, Biomedical, Science and Engineering, Music, and Management.

With the introduction of the world wide web, the University anticipated that the nature of libraries on campus and how students and researchers interact with them would change. Today, approximately 3.4 million users access the UCLA library system online every year, and each year around 3.5 million visitors continue to utilize the libraries in person. Responding to the concept of  the 21st century library, the University has engaged Johnson Favaro to explore ways to accommodate the impacts of the digital revolution and to better serve each library’s constituents now and into the future.

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Johnson Favaro Completes New Continuing and Professional Studies Administration Headquarters for UCLA by Johnson Favaro

The UCLA Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) Administration Headquarters have moved into their home as construction concluded on the renovated interior workspaces designed by Los Angeles based architecture firm Johnson Favaro. The new facility occupies two floors within an office tower on Wilshire Boulevard.

The tower interior will be the new home of UCLA CPS for the next decade as their permanent home is planned and built nearby in Westwood Village. The Continuing Professional Studies program – formerly known as University Extension or “UNEX” – employs over 450 administrative faculty and staff in its headquarters. Since the 1960s, the administrative headquarters had occupied an eight-story tower adjacent to the UCLA campus in Westwood, CA.

With the completion of this new facility, 300 staff have moved into two floors in one of the office towers on Wilshire Boulevard and 150 others have moved to the second floor of Gayley Center, a commercial building in the heart of the Village.

 

The two interiors will be the new home of UCLA CPS for the next decade as their permanent home is planned and built nearby in Westwood Village. The Continuing Professional Studies program – formerly known as University Extension or “UNEX” – employs over 450 administrative faculty and staff in its headquarters. Since the 1960s, the administrative headquarters has occupied an eight-story tower adjacent to the UCLA campus in Westwood, CA. With the completion of their new facilities, 300 staff members will move into two floors in one of the office towers on Wilshire Boulevard and 150 others will move to the second floor of Gayley Center, a commercial building in the heart of the Village.

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UCLA to Commence Construction on University Extension Administrative Headquarters by Johnson Favaro

UCLA will begin construction this month on its new University Extension Headquarters designed by Culver City-based architecture firm, Johnson Favaro. The new administration headquarters will accommodate 450 UNEX administrators, staff, faculty and graduate students. The offices will be divided between spaces in 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, an office tower in Westwood, CA, and the Gayley Center, less than a block away in the heart of Westwood Village, at 1145 Gayley Ave. UCLA’s University Extension (UNEX) program was established over a century ago and is one of the nation’s premiere purveyors of higher education, offering in-person and online coursework for those seeking career change, advanced education or personal enrichment.

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Hedrick Study featured as Architectural Record's Interior of the Month, November by Johnson Favaro

 
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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.

 

Read the full article by Deborah Snoonian Glenn for Architectural Record.