UCSC Merrill Cultural Center

UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College Cultural Center Improvements with Renovations to Crown Dining Commons

Designed the renovation of the Merrill Cultural Center and a portion of the Crown Dining Commons buildings. These structures were built in the late 1960s. A seismic evaluation was performed using ASCE 41-13. Renovation work included finish upgrades, seismic retrofit, interior reconfiguration, and accessibility upgrades. The dining commons maintenance work also included an interior renovation for a cafe retail area.  Work included modifications to kitchen at the dining commons and the performance stage of the cultural center.


  • Interior reconfiguration
  • Accessibility upgrades
  • Interior renovation for a café retail space
  • Seismic strengthening
  • Dining facilities
  • Performance stage
  • ASCE 41-13


  • Improvement of wayfinding
  • Enhancement of finishes
Project Stats
Client Cody Anderson Wasney Architects,
Square Footage 14,700
Construction Cost $2.97 million
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