Stantech designed the UC Davis Health Admin Building office in California to create a modern workspace with natural lighting, co-working areas and sustainable features.
Stantech In Rancho Cordova, California, we completed our offices in the University of California, Davis Health Administration Building, a sophisticated and dynamic space.
Combining multiple administrative departments, the new 194,000-square-foot University of California, Davis Health Administration Services (HAS) building reflects a commitment to sustainability and features modern, light-filled workspaces that support health and well-being. We offer these services under one roof. of their staff.
The two-story Class ‘A’ space was originally constructed in the 1980s and required creative solutions to address the lack of natural light and limited flexibility between areas.
To improve the collaboration and efficiency of UC Davis Health’s functional support team, this design provides a central location to enable these operational groups to better serve the university’s patient network. This was accomplished by using the Central Business District (CBD) as the planning entity. The design nests around the “CBD” and plunges freely into sweet escapes through conceptual valleys, meadows, and wide, narrow and quiet trails, allowing any user to adapt to their preferred work style. can find collaborative and more intimate environments.
Stantech’s design introduced a multi-level lighthouse with skylights, creating a new double-height space in the center of the building, bringing sunlight up to the first floor. Adjacent to the lighthouse, the stacked cubes for the main meeting space provide the illusion of height, while the existing structural steel frame creates an atmosphere of sculptural drama and open elements. increase.
The indoor plaza serves as the building’s central circulation point, connecting people on both floors of the building. Coffee bars and communal lounges scattered across both floors support the natural tendency to congregate in sunny areas. A two-story café will connect to the existing outdoor patio, expanding the café and seating area, allowing staff to enjoy fresh air during the day.
Enclosed stairwells were once opened and celebrated to promote good health. His two main staircases in the lobby and café invite and encourage residents with raised wooden platforms, textured plaster walls and dynamic lighting. The café’s famous staircase fosters cross-collaboration and interaction between departments.
The finishing palette consists of light wood tones, a balance of warm to bright neutrals, and pops of green. The overall light and airy ambiance creates a natural, modern and sophisticated environment, creating a timeless, timeless and enduring interior that is timeless. Sustainability is our top priority and all materials are PVC-free.
It met the requirements of the University of California’s Carbon Neutral Initiative and made sustainability a top priority in all decisions, including the reuse of existing buildings compared to new construction. This high-performance design and reuse approach has reduced fixed carbon by 58% compared to new buildings.
The building has transitioned to an all-electric system, and radiant panels are used for air conditioning throughout the building. This unducted space provides direct heating and cooling, reducing the potential for recirculating air and the spread of allergens. His double-height lobby with vertical walls incorporates radiant panels to minimize heat build-up and create a monumental ambiance upon entry. The project successfully met the client’s goals and the building is now on track to LEED Gold and Net Zero.
Workplace design goes beyond the function of daily work to provide an atmosphere that promotes a collaborative working environment while minimizing the environmental impact. The space will inspire UCDH employees and engage visitors in a relationship-building and environmental healing experience.