UC Davis Advanced Materials & Research Laboratory (AMRL)


Location: 
UC Davis Campus
Date Completed:  2008
Services Provided:  Civil Engineering | Landscape Architecture
Owner:  UC Davis
Architect:  Dowler-Gruman Architects

Key Contribution:
  cost-effective design of accessible parking near building entry

Sustainable Design:
  swales and bio-retention cells to collect storm water and filter into near by Putah Creek | low maintenance and water conserving plant selection

Details: 
7,115 GSF | 4,625 ASF | laboratory space | support space for students and faculty

This exciting research facility houses the UC Davis Hydrogen Production & Utilization Laboratory, as well as the high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) thermal spray facility, four fuel cell research labs, a machine shop and related research offices and support space.  Cunningham Engineering worked on schematic design through construction administration both for onsite and for off-site utilities.

Project challenges included parking accessibility issues, a confined site and a unique drainage system.