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Aerial view of Campus with ocean and lagoon in foreground.

Naming opportunities for capital building projects are an important component of The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara. Our campus has received many significant naming gifts during The Campaign, helping to enhance and strengthen UC Santa Barbara with facilities that provide critical new space for teaching and research. These "bricks and mortar" projects are permanent reminders of the commitment of our major donors and their families to ensuring UC Santa Barbara's excellence for future generations.

The links below feature naming opportunities for a variety of capital projects now in the planning, design, or construction phase.

Faculty Club Renovation

Faculty Club

Faculty Club Renovation
Sited by the Campus Lagoon, the building captures the serene ambience, elegant beauty and wide vistas of its unique location. This project will renovate and add additional guest rooms, allowing the University to host a steady stream of visiting scholars, scientists, and artists, while seeking to foster interaction between faculty, staff, students and visitors to the campus. Originally designed by Charles Moore and William Turnbull, it was completed in 1968. The high ceilings and dramatic use of light and space emerging as the signatures of Moore, described as the Frank Lloyd Wright of our time.

Please visit Faculty Club Renovation for more information

University Library Addition and Renovation Project

UCSB Library Addition and Renovation

University Library Addition
and Renovation Project

Revolutionary advances in information technology are transforming libraries today. The Library's addition and renovation project - breaking ground June 2013 - will enhance teaching, learning, and research at UC Santa Barbara by providing a modern knowledge environment that is welcoming and provides an ideal space for next generation scholarship. Bond funds from the state have secured new and significantly renovated physical spaces; however, additional funds are needed to equip the Library with state-of-the-art technology and resources, enhance our vital collections, and design information resources to meet the broader goals of the University and of a new generation of scholars.

Please visit Library Addition and Renovation for more information

The New Athletics Aquatics Facility

Artist's rendering of the new Athletics Aquatics Facility

The New Aquatics Facility - A Place for Champions
The majestic landscape of UCSB campus is hard to describe. Visitors marvel at the location on the Pacific's edge. Students flow from point to point on pathways accompanied by sunshine and mountain views. At the heart of this active area of campus is the site marked for new athletics aquatics center. Storied by a pool that served a country and a campus for almost 70 years, a new place for future Olympians, All-Americans, youth and the community is needed. A 65-meter haven for water polo, swimming and now diving will be a place where new memories are created for the next generation of Gauchos and the active Santa Barbara community who will play there. A place befitting champions.

Please visit The New Athletics Aquatics Facility for more information

Campaign for Gaucho Park

Artist's rendering of Gaucho Park

The Campaign for Gaucho Park
The beauty of UCSB and Santa Barbara should be showcased within its venues. Baseball "parks" are better at storytelling than "stadiums" and the future place for Santa Barbara to enjoy baseball, day and night, will be Gaucho Park at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. A place where the long history of Gauchos players, generous donors and community pride will be told.

Please visit The Campaign for Gaucho Park for more information

The Thunderdome Plan

Artist's rendering of Thunderdome locker room

The Thunderdome Plan
Last April, the effort to renovate both the men's and women's basketball locker rooms was launched, with several commitments being made by generous donors to the critically-needed project. The first part of the project, which included enhanced team areas (Founders Room and media/film room), was completed prior to the 2010-11 season by private gifts.

Phase II calls for renovated locker rooms, showers, and student-athlete amenities for each program and an upgraded training room. Roughly half of the estimated $400,000 total project has been raised.

Please visit The Thunderdome Plan for more information

Bren Hall

Bren Hall

Bren Hall is a highly visible symbol of the foundation upon which the Bren School is built: a partnership of leaders, visionaries, and scholars. It has become a national symbol of sustainable design, exemplifying the convergence of equity, ecology, and economy.

We invite individuals, foundations, and corporations who share our commitment to these ideals to play a significant role by naming and endowing key spaces in the building.

Endowments ensure that the school will be able to attract the finest scholars in perpetuity, and support them in leading-edge teaching and research in the most sophisticated green environment in academia.

The Bren School is grateful for all charitable gifts, and honors leading donors who provide major support for student, faculty, programmatic, and capital needs. One significant way to pay tribute to our most generous supporters is to name the benefited program or facility for the donor.

Please visit Investing in Bren Hall for more information