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Title
Library Unit 1
Creator
Chester Carjola, architect
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1952
Publication Information
Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara
Contributing Institution
UC Santa Barbara, Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design and Architecture Museum
Collection
University of California, Santa Barbara: Campus Buildings
Rights Information
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Description
The original library building, built in 1952, was part of the original Soule and Murphy master plan for the UCSB campus. It was designed by Chester Carjola, a leading Santa Barbara architect who worked closely with Soule and Murphy on the campus plans. Donald C. Davidson, University Librarian from 1947-1977, also played a large role in creating the library. As a member of the campus building committee, he worked with the various architects to design the buildings to fit the needs of the growing university. The library's low tiled roof, patterned brick, and light colored walls reflect both the traditional Spanish influence and modernist materials. Originally built at a cost of just over one million dollars, the Library was state-of-the-art at the time of construction. Open stacks, group and individual study tables, typing room, audio/visual rooms, classrooms, patios, and sun decks made the Library design cutting edge for the time.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
Identifier
adc_186_b4_03
http://www.adc-exhibits.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/109
Language
English
Subject
University of California, Santa Barbara
Place
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Goleta, Calif.
Source
University of California, Santa Barbara Campus Building records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
Relation
Box 4, Folder 03

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