Santa Barbara, CA

UC Santa Barbara | Recreation Center


Structural Engineering


140,000 sf

Key Info

124-foot clear span gymnasium


The 140,000 sf recreation center includes a 124-foot clear span gymnasium with four basketball courts; facilities for volleyball, squash and racquetball; a roller hockey rink; cardiovascular and weight training rooms; classrooms; and locker rooms. The aquatics center includes two outdoor pools. The facility’s expansion added a weight room, a multi-purpose gym, a climbing wall, a pottery studio, a classroom and additional locker facilities. Rutherford + Chekene provided structural engineering services for the original recreation center and for the expansion.

Higher Education

Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.