Design-Build Team to Deliver New UC Davis Office Spaces

By SCN Staff

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Global integrated design firm Stantec and Northern California based general contractor XL Construction have been selected by UC Davis Health to lead the forward-looking design and construction of new administrative office spaces that will house members from the University’s executive leadership team, as well as employees in the Finance, Human Resources, Revenue and IT sectors.

The project aims to improve collaboration and efficiency for UC Davis Health’s functional support teams by providing a central location that enables these operational groups to better serve the University’s patient network. The project construction manager is McCarthy Building Companies.

Located at 10850 White Rock Road in Rancho Cordova, Calif., the 194,000-square-foot office building was originally constructed in 1998 and will include structural upgrades as well as a modern design on both the first and second floors to foster a collaborative team culture well into the future. The space will comfortably accommodate the University’s current team while providing flexibility for future growth and the ability to adapt the space in alignment with the ever-evolving workplace.

The Stantec-XL design-build team will modernize UC Davis Health’s administrative space. The functional and aesthetic design will include open workstations for flexibility; numerous huddle areas for eventual use and conference rooms for team member collaboration and training; focus rooms and enclosed offices to facilitate concentration and privacy; as well as gathering spaces to support technology, socialization and work-life balance. The design will include ample parking for staff who occupy the facility, and the building will be designed in support of LEED Gold and University of California Carbon Neutrality guidelines.

“We pride ourselves on designing beautiful and thoughtful workplaces where employees can thrive,” said Kristine Townsend, Stantec design manager. “We envision this facility as a modern space with a nod to the future, and look forward to getting underway in partnership with UC Davis Health and XL Construction.”

Stantec’s latest work on the UC Davis Rancho Cordova administrative facility builds on the firm’s longstanding relationship with the UC system. Stantec is currently providing lead architectural, interiors, buildings engineering, and landscape architecture services for the UC Davis West Village project, the largest student housing development in the US. The $575 million project—currently in construction with developer, the Michaels Organization—will add nearly 3,300 beds to the University’s West Village neighborhood.

Renovations for the UC Davis Rancho Cordova administrative building are set to begin in winter of 2020.