UCSB’s Green Initiative Fund awarded $172,932 in grants to 13 water and energy sustainability projects campus-wide, including reusable water bottle “hydration stations” and various solar-power fittings. TGIF sifted through 18 initial applications before selecting 13 projects, providing $64,004 to solar power installations and upgrades at Bren Hall, the Cheadle Center […]
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First Picks Management opened Santa Barbara’s first Panera Bread eatery last weekend in La Cumbre Plaza on upper State Street. The popular restaurant chain serves freshly baked breads and offers a mostly organic menu in 1,500 locations nationwide. FPM, a business development organization founded in 2006, partnered with the sandwich […]
Isla Vista property owners St. George and Associates contracted architectural firm Shubin + Donaldson to construct a 52,700-square-foot development on 870 Camino Del Sur. The project features five buildings arranged around a communal outdoor courtyard. The 56 separate energy-efficient units will range from 550-square-foot one-bedroom apartments to 1,050-square-foot three-bedroom spaces. […]
Several construction projects in UCSB’s Long Range Development Plan will come to fruition over the upcoming months, including additional dormitory housing and the completion of a youth education building. The LRDP guides campus expansion through 2025 and currently has three housing facilities in various phases of development: San Joaquin Village, […]
Chancellor Henry T. Yang personally donated $50,000 to cover shortfalls in the campus’ Doctoral Student Travel Grants budget through the summer of 2013. The scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis for doctoral and masters students of candidacy status to establish themselves in their field and develop important contacts […]