January 04, 2022

Happy New Year from KieranTimberlake

We're looking forward to 2022 with you.

We have a lot of resolutions for 2022, but the biggest one is to spend more time together.

Henley Hall is the new home for UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency and supports their research mission to develop breakthrough technologies that save energy while advancing the standard of living worldwide. Recently, Henley Hall received the Gold Medal from AIA Philadelphia.

Photo by Bruce Damonte

Integrated to Site

Henley Hall's design seeks to forge a strong connection to its stunning natural surroundings. Fronted by a deep brise soleil and a grove of flowering African tuliptrees that shade outdoor workspaces, it builds on Santa Barbara's fabric of low-rise massing and rich materials in harmony with the landscape.

Photo by Bruce Damonte

A Building that Breathes

Henley Hall's massing is bifurcated along programmatic lines to optimize energy use. This program organization gathers sensitive and tightly controlled laboratory spaces in the west wing and orients offices, classrooms, and gathering spaces around a three-story, open-air atrium.

Photo by Bruce Damonte

Labs with a View

Unlike traditional, inward-facing and opaque research spaces, the labs in Henley Hall take great advantage of their stunning surroundings. This LEED Platinum laboratory facility looks out to the Santa Ynez mountains and toward the future by incorporating open-ceiling infrastructure so researchers can reconfigure lab spaces as needed.

Cheers to a new year!