The Barn Theater has remained an iconic and historically significant destination on the UCR campus for as long as the school has existed. The original barn was built in 1916 and served the ranch on which the UCR campus was eventually built. The facility not only adds to campus life, but serves to commemorate regional history.

For many years, the Barn functioned as a performance theater and dining area. To revitalize this space, UCR took on an expansion and renovation project including a historical reconstruction of the original barn building. The project also included a new commercial kitchen and student dining area, a new staff and faculty dining area, revitalization of the outdoor gathering and event space, and three new performance stages in the new barn, in the new student dining area, and a new amphitheater for the outdoor event space. Each stage was equipped with theatrical stage lighting and A/V system designs. The project, now in mid-construction, is expected to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

Design West Engineering provided all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and technology design.



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