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UC Davis Health - Health Administrative Services Building

Creating a light-filled, modern workspace that reflects a commitment to sustainability and supports health and wellbeing

  • 194K

    Square Feet

  • LEED

    Gold Certified

  • Rancho Cordova, California

    Rancho Cordova, California

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.

At a Glance

  • UC Davis Health
  • XL Construction
  • Cordova
Meet Our Team

Rebecca Keehner, Senior Associate

My goal is to pay attention to both harmony and tension that are created by volume, color, texture, and light.

Brian Crilly, Senior Associate

Design is rooted in its landscape—it tells stories, solves issues for changing climates, and focuses on what we are giving to the future.

Porus Sam Antia , Principal, Buildings

I provide vision for the next generation of living and adaptive buildings, achieving harmony between the built environment and the natural world.

Samira Zare Mohazabieh, Sustainable Building Specialist

To positively impact the environment, we must continue to push boundaries in the way buildings perform and reduce embodied carbon emissions.
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Rebecca Keehner

Senior Associate

Brian Crilly

Senior Associate

Porus Sam  Antia

Principal, Buildings

Samira Zare Mohazabieh

Sustainable Building Specialist

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