UCLA Library System Master Plan
LOCATION:Los Angeles, CA
Principals:Steve Johnson, Jim Favaro
Project Architect:Steve Johnson
Design Associate:Daniel Nguyen
Johnson Favaro has been commissioned to complete 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.