University of California, Riverside
25,000 sq. ft.
The Barn at UC Riverside has long been an iconic and historic structure at the heart of the campus. It was originally incorporated into the university in 1954 as part of the Citrus Research Station and evolved into a dining and music performance venue until it was closed down in 1999. Now, in collaboration with Fernau + Hartman Architects, SVA is leading the charge to restore and expand this campus hub, adding a new commercial kitchen and two new structures: the faculty/staff dining club and The Barn Theatre. Combined, the three buildings form a central courtyard for outdoor dining and a wide variety of events bound to reinvigorate an important cultural vitality to the campus.