Project Highlights

  • Renovation and system replacements within an existing building
  • A/M/E/P/FP Services
  • Study, Programming, Master Planning, Design, Construction Documents through Construction Administration
  • Multi-phase Construction
  • 7,000 sf Project Area
  • All construction completed without system shut downs
  • 400V Power 

Upgrades Successful Through Careful Planning for Critical University Data Center

University of California at Santa Barbara | North Hall Data Center | Santa Barbara, CA


Integrated Design Group was hired to develop a strategy for upgrading their outdated existing data center located near the center of the campus. Increasingly, UCSB required the new Research Data Center to be flexible and scalable in order to provide the opportunity for future expansion when needed. The existing facility posed significant limitations on height, limiting both the depth of the raised floor and the overall height within the computer room. The renovation and expansion of this existing critical data center containing enterprise computing and all campus network connections transformed an outdated facility into one with nearly double the 5,000 sf raised floor space and one that is able to support the latest in high performance computing. The virtually new data center is served by re-designed and updated mechanical and electrical systems that were installed while the existing facility, with all campus links, remained operational.