Preliminary study of Young Research Library with new ground floor reading room facing the east toward sculpture garden.

Preliminary study of Young Research Library with new ground floor reading room facing the east toward sculpture garden.

 
 

UCLA Library System Master Plan

LOCATION:

Los Angeles, CA

Client:

UCLA

Size:

TBD

Cost:

TBD

Status:

Pre-Design


Team:

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.