UC Santa Barbara, Elings Hall

This custom letter carving project in U-groove style, cut into dense limestone from Bulgaria was completed in close cooperation with the Design and Construction Services of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The 28” tall letters were to be cut ¾” deep to match the exiting reveals of the facade.
While the surface of the limestone was honed very fine, the background of the letters received a fine chiseled texture, for added contrast. The owner opted for no infill, to avoid a billboard effect.