University of California, Los Angeles, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, California
Square Footage: 60,000
Designed in the 1960s by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones, the Charles E. Young Research Library serves as the primary library for UCLA graduate students and faculty in humanities and social sciences, and it houses the administrative offices of the UCLA library system. The building required modifications to meet the needs of its users, expand the library’s offerings, and upgrade the library’s physical environment.
Perkins+Will provided pre-design, programming, and design services for renovation of the First Floor and A Level, focusing on the public areas to create flexible, aesthetically appealing spaces, to introduce technological improvements, and to improve the circulation and function. Important to the project was creating an information-rich, technologically empowered social center for the campus, while understanding and relating to the original concepts of this significant piece of architecture.