“Unsupportable from my perspective as an architect, a parent, and a human being” and
“Comparable to … living in a janitor’s closet buried in the center of an Ikea warehouse,
with the closest window somewhere back at the entrance.”
- Dennis McFadden, AIA
Former UCSB Design Review Committee
“Unfortunately, the Munger Hall project fails to meet the high standards that the University has set for itself. At best, this project as currently conceived is a sociological and psychological experiment that has the potential to cause great harm over time to thousands of students.”
- From a letter signed by eight former UC Campus Architects to the UC Regents and UC Office of the President
“Just because Munger Hall seeks to address a serious (housing) crisis is no justification for investing $1.4 billion in a monstrous project based on untested and, in many respects, highly disturbing design principles.”
- UCSB Architectural Historians Group Petition to UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang
Campus Housing Alternatives to Munger Hall Please!, known as CHAMP!, is an organization comprised of students, alumni and friends of UCSB who are deeply concerned about the UCSB student housing crisis and the proposed Munger Hall student housing project.
Founded in November 2021 by UCSB alumni and students, CHAMP works to:
- organize support for new affordable, environmentally sustainable and appropriate student housing for UCSB
- foster dialogue about the Munger Hall project between stakeholders, Munger Hall planners and decision makers
-advocate for sound solutions to UCSB’s student housing crisis.
Chair – Deb Callahan, UCSB Class of 1981
Vice Chair – Maritza Vasquez, UCSB Student (Class of 2022)
Treasurer – Steve Guttmann, UCSB Class of 1983
Secretary – Layne Hayward, UCSB Student (Class of 2023)
Volunteer Coordinator - Megan Musolf, UCSB Student (Class of 2023)
We know that humane housing can be built affordably, and that the ideas of a billionaire should not be given priority over the understanding, knowledge, and experience of housing developers, designers and advocates who regularly know and live the challenges of delivering humane, sustainable, and affordable housing.