Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings; built works - social and civic buildings - libraries

Designers: BOORA Architects (firm); Warnecke, John Carl, and Associates, Architects (firm); John Carl Warnecke Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1965-1966

3 stories

1156 High Street
University of Salifornia, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077

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San Francisco architect John Carl Warnecke, Sr., (1919-2010) designed the original library at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1965-1966, named for the first president of the UCSC, Dean E. McHenry (1910-1998). McHenry, along with UC President Clark Kerr (1911-2003), were instrumental in designing the multi-tiered California higher education system, long a world standard for public education. The Portland, OR, firm, BOORA Architects supervised the recent expansion and renovation of the McHenry Library,

Completed in 2008, the BOORA Architects 112,264-square-foot expansion brought the library's square footage to 273,962. Three years later, total cost of the McHenry Library had cost $100.4 million, of which $8.6 million came from private funds. The library contained 2,370 seats and 2.1 million volumes in 2011.

PCAD id: 17866