As a result of the successful first phase of this project – completed in 2018 – the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden team secured a $5.4M grant to support the complete metamorphosis of this campus icon.
Following the successful conversion of the Quad district, Big Shift construction is moving focus to the Sprocket District, which covers the western campus core including the Segundo and Reagan residence halls, the Student Health and Wellness Center, the ARC, the University Credit Union Center, and a handful of classroom and lab buildings.
A comprehensive program has been established to provide for demolition of beyond repair buildings throughout campus. Over 100 buildings have been identified for demolition. Many of these structures are older, small buildings in south and west campus or temporary buildings that have long outlived their temporary status.
The addition will include new research laboratories, a multi-disciplinary team laboratory, upper-division teaching laboratories, research laboratory support, office space for faculty and graduate student researchers and shared collaboration spaces.
Constructed in 2008, the Advanced Materials Research Laboratory now serves as the home of the UC Davis Coffee Center, the world’s first academic research and teaching facility entirely dedicated to the study of coffee.
With over 2,500 pieces of contemporary art by Native American and Indigenous artists, the Gorman Museum will be relocating to this larger, more flexible and innovative space complete with over 4,500 square feet of public gallery space.