C.W. Driver Completes $58.5M Davidson Library Renovation at UCSB
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. — C.W. Driver has completed the $58.5 million renovation of the Davidson Library at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The project included the addition of a 62,000-square-foot, three-story building to the north of the library that houses the Special Research Collections, a collection of rare artifacts and unique materials for UCSB students, faculty and the scholarly community.
The upgraded library is designed to enhance teaching, learning and research at UCSB and meet the needs of the campus’ growing student body. The work included Fire and Life Safety upgrades, seismic retrofits and various renovations to bring the existing library up to code and add a range of collaboration spaces, a café and numerous open-air study areas.