Location: UC Davis Campus
Date Completed: 2003
Services Provided: Civil Engineering
Owner: UC Davis
Key Contributions: phased design and accelerated bid package | coordination with adjoining projects to meet utility design | design of temporary launch facility to house program and later serve other department expansion
Details: 7-stories | 225,000 GSF research facility | 22,000 SF research building
Cunningham Engineering teamed with the noted national architectural firm SmithGroup to design this $96 million facility for genome research on the UC Davis campus, as well as its predecessor, the Genomics Launch Facility, a fast-track, temporary home of the Genome Initiative.
Project challenges included a fast-track schedule, insufficient utility facilities and UC Davis' immediate need to initiate the program.