University of California, Los Angeles, Hedrick Study

Los Angeles, California

  • FIRM

    Johnson Favaro


    UCLA Housing and Hospitality Services

  • AREA

    20,000 sq.ft.





Design team: Jim Favaro (Principal-in-Charge); Steve Johnson (Principal and Project Architect); Brian Davis (Associate Principal); Kathy Williams (Senior Designer); Ingrid Dennert (Senior Designer); Chris Rallo (Designer); Peter Moerland (Designer)

Hedrick Study is a modern hybrid of library, lounge, and dining hall designed to accommodate UCLA students’ ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$455.00CITATIONRenovation/Modernization CitationFEATURED IN2018 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation lifestyles. It offers spaces to study, dine, and socialize, all in one place. Hedrick Dining had been an outdated cafeteria and dining area in one of UCLA’s oldest residential halls. The dated ambience and food and beverage concept made it less popular with students. The university identified a greater need for study space in the campus residential community and launched a transformative renovation with Johnson Favaro to create Hedrick Study.
The multipurpose space combines a European food hall with a college library—without books—and is accessible to students at all hours every day. Hedrick Study offers numerous study environments—its floor-to-ceiling glass windows admit natural light, and acoustically soundproof study rooms provide secluded spaces for students. The food service portion of the project includes a market hall with pizza oven, bakery, and kombucha bar.