Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara, California


museum-6342  museum-6347 

Project Achievements

LEED-NC v4 Certification (Pursuing)

Project Type

Museum/Public Assembly

Project Size

60,000 SF 

Project Summary

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art represents a historically eclectic facility comprised of approximately 60,000 square feet. As a unique space showcasing art and artists from all over the world, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is also representative of community, history, and adaptability. With distinctive requirements for lighting, humidity, and thermal comfort, the Museum desired a facility that responds to the improvement of the environment by reducing energy consumption while meeting stringent requirements to protect showcased artwork. The eclectic nature of the facility and installed mechanical systems created an exciting opportunity to reach above and beyond typical system design and implement a system that is beneficial to the Museum’s current and future needs. With short- and long-term goals to further their commitment to sustainability and achieve a high level of certification, the Museum is developing a capital improvement program that will reduce energy consumption, implement cutting edge energy technologies.

Project Highlights

  • Benchmarked energy use of facility
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Prioritization of capital improvement projects[
  • Integrated project team collaboration to reduce first costs and maximize goals
  • Pursuit of LEED certification under the LEED v4 rating system for New Construction

Our Work

  • Design Charrette facilitation to identify opportunities for maximum energy efficiency systems
  • Stakeholder engagement and project team education
  • Identification of short- and long-term goals and needs relative to operations and maintenance
  • LEED project management, credit analysis, and full documentation services
  • Project team management and support for the design and installation of an HVAC and lighting upgrade