Sustainability, health, and wellbeing guide building renovation
Prior to the opening of the new UC Davis Health (UCDH) Administration Services (HAS) building, administrative departments had been spread across the region, requiring new staff to visit more than one location for IT, HR, and other support functions. However, the building that would become HAS was originally constructed in the 1990s, which meant the two-story space needed creative solutions to address a lack of natural light and limited flexibility between areas. UCDH engaged our designers as part of the team to help realize their vision.
We introduced multi-level lightwells with skylights to create double-height spaces through the center of the building. Stacked cubes for meeting spaces give the illusion of additional height while existing structural steel frames create sculptural drama and an elemental feel.
To meet University of California Carbon Neutrality Initiative requirements, the building has been transitioned to all electric power and utilizes radiant panels for heating and cooling. The building has achieved LEED Gold certification.
Now under one roof, UCDH staff enjoy a light-filled, modern building that reflects the institution’s commitment to sustainability and the health and wellbeing of their staff. This brighter, more inviting workplace offers an indoor plaza, daylit kitchenettes and lounges, and a ground-level café that connects to the existing outdoor patio.
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