UCSC Kresge College

UCSC Kresge College Renewal
Santa Cruz , California

Kresge College occupies roughly 9 acres of land on a ridge between two ravines.  Conceived by Charles Moore, William Turnbull and Dan Kiley, the College is characterized by a Mediterranean village architecture linked by a winding interior pedestrian street within a towering Redwood Forest.  A key design objective of the project is to strike a balance between the rehabilitation of character defining features of the 1970 Mediterranean Village typology and new architecture of a different scale.  The legendary Waterfall Steps and significant Redwood Groves will be preserved in place; the runnel system will be rehabilitated as a contemporary drainage system.  In addition, the iconic Piazzetta will be re-activated with new seating for community gathering and ‘greened’ with a bio-retention system that reveals the original footprint of the water feature. Changes in materials will be used to differentiate new construction from culturally significant elements.

Project Team: Studio Gang Architects, TEF, O|CB, Sherwood Design Engineers, Magnussen Klemencic Associates, Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Integral Group, Atelier 10, Jensen Hughes, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Cheng + Snyder

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