Fifteen Remodeled Classrooms in Haines Hall Enhance Learning Experience
UCLA students who entered Haines Hall for Fall Quarter classes last month were greeted by a completely renovated environment. Facilities management (FM), working together with the Office of Instructional Development, completely renovated 15 General Assignment Classrooms (GACs) in Haines Hall during the summer break, continuing a summer classroom renovation program that was started in 2014. Prior to this, the last extensive GAC renovation program at UCLA occurred in the 1990s. FM resurrected the program in 2014 with two large auditorium renovations in Math Sciences 4000A and Franz Hall 1178. In summer 2015, the program continued with 11 classroom renovations in Dodd Hall, including three large auditoriums. More recently, in summer 2016, FM modernized 12 classrooms in Young Hall, Geology, Slichter and Moore Hall, including four large auditoriums.
This past summer, the FM shops renovated 11 of the Haines Hall classrooms, and the other 4 were completed using construction contracts managed by FM’s Design, Project Management and Operations (DPMO) team. The Haines Hall classrooms that were renovated this year included A02, A18, A44, A39, A6, A20, A24, A25, A28, A74, A76, A78, A82, 110, and 122.
The much-needed classroom repairs focused on the functional and aesthetic needs of the rooms, including freshly painted walls, vinyl flooring, new ergonomic seats, and an energy efficient LED lighting system. Electrical power and lighting were replaced with new energy efficient systems and infrastructure was installed to support new state-of-the-art audiovisual systems. Room A44 was converted into a unique seminar environment that allows for enhanced student interaction though interactive audiovisual systems and variable seating configurations.
In addition to the scope of work outlined above, the renovation in Haines A39, one of the largest GACs on campus, required installation of an extensive scaffolding system in order to replace the overhead mechanical air ducts, ceiling and lighting systems. The new audiovisual system enabled the pre-existing audiovisual booth to be removed, generating space for an additional 48 seats. Haines A39 can now accommodate 419 students.
The campus continues to invest approximately $3.5 million per year in GAC renovations. Unlike most Deferred Maintenance (DM) projects that focus on building systems such as mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, roofing, elevator controllers, etc. that are unseen behind walls or in ceilings, the GAC projects provide the campus community with a birds eye view of the investments UCLA is making to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Plans for GAC improvements for summer 2018 include the renovation of multiple classrooms in Math Sciences and Boelter Hall.
Haines Hall A44 Before
Haines Hall A44 After
Haines Hall A18
Haines Hall A2
Haines Hall A39 Before
Haines Hall A39 After