Archinect - News 2014-10-21T05:24:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101263033/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-to-design-uc-santa-cruz-s-new-institute-of-the-arts-and-sciences Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to design UC Santa Cruz's new Institute of the Arts and Sciences Justine Testado 2014-06-06T19:59:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:56:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4z05x5l0hp6e4nn.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16974319/university-of-california-santa-cruz-ucsc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of California, Santa Cruz</a> recently selected notable New York firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a> to design the university's new <a href="http://ias.ucsc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Institute of the Arts and Sciences</a>. Competition was tough indeed, as TWBTA was one of three finalists that included <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/895/allied-works-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allied Works Architecture</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/328/patkau-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patkau</a> with Fong &amp; Chan.</p><p>UCSC states the new building will be the first of its kind at a research university, with a cross-disciplinary focus that brings the arts and sciences -- and their relations to other fields -- all under one roof. The Institute is one of UCSC's priority initiatives in a comprehensive fundraising campaign that was announced in fall 2013.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9e2rp6ja1xwls5f7.jpg"></p><p>The architectural plan of the 30,000 sq.ft multi-functional facility includes space for student and faculty research, site-specific installations, exhibitions, seminars, residencies by artists and scholars, and other public gathering events. The Institute will also curate traveling art exhibitions and feature projects relevant to UCSC's cu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79617396/abandoned-uc-presidential-mansion-may-be-renovated-after-years-of-neglect Abandoned UC presidential mansion may be renovated after years of neglect Archinect 2013-08-16T17:48:00-04:00 >2013-08-17T12:06:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b86ffa57d70e682e3b81fd0cb4ca2c1f.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>North of the Berkeley Hills, nestled in the quiet community of Kensington, lies an abandoned mansion called the Blake House. At the end of a short gravel path, the home historically reserved for the UC president lies behind two wrought iron gates. But the 13,200-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion &mdash; with an elevator, two kitchens, a massive library and panoramic views &mdash; has been empty for more than five years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63149307/university-of-california-reveals-new-logo-public-collectively-barfs University of California reveals new logo, public collectively barfs Archinect 2012-12-10T18:32:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T09:17:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90uz7a0y8wo9lmnc.jpg" width="500" height="750" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Creators of an online petition opposed to the change say the new logo "loses the prestige and elegance of the current seal." They want the 10-campus system to use the traditional circular medallion that shows an open book, the motto &ldquo;Let There Be Light&rdquo; and the 1868 date of UC&rsquo;s founding. Or find a dignified alternative. The petition had more than 39,000 supporters so far.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0j8gvtfbxuk5ko2g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> UC's brand guidelines can be found <a href="http://brand.universityofcalifornia.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>