When UCLA decided to remodel Rieber Hall, they wanted to do more than just refresh an existing campus landmark. The mid-rise student housing structure was constructed in the mid-1960s to provide housing for a then-expanding student body. Now, almost 50 years later, the university sought to adapt and integrate new technology and methods. The project would also craft the existing structures into something modern but without losing the mid-century lines of its past iteration, all the while modernizing its student dormitories as well as core support elements.
The seven-story building included 424 residential rooms with wiring for both internet and cable, a 24-hour computer room, recreation and fitness rooms, a restaurant, music practice rooms, and new laundry facilities on each floor. A partial first floor renovation to the existing Rieber Hall and demolition of an existing two-story Housing Administration Office Building rounded out the scope of work. The nine-story residential towers also hosts a boutique dining restaurant specializing in Pan-Asian Cuisine, unique to this dormitory.
Site work included asphaltic concrete paving, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, hardscape, softscape, lighting, domestic water, electrical, telecommunication, sanitary sewer and storm drain.