Davis, CA

UC Davis | Gallagher Hall and Conference Center



Structural (Design)

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering


82,000 sf

Key Info

Delivered via Design-Build ahead of schedule30 percent more energy efficient than a typical office building


The new Gallagher Hall and Conference Center house the Graduate School of Management. The 82,000 sf state-of-the-art facility is composed of two buildings, which include interactive learning classrooms; extracurricular space; a centralized center for admissions, student programs, and career services; offices; a conference space; and an outdoor courtyard. With 30 percent greater energy efficiency than a traditional office building, the building is certified LEED Platinum.Structural contributions to the green design included concrete structural deck, radiant piping, an efficient steel layout to reduce tonnage and increase natural light, and deep excavation for a ground source heat pump. All design team members used Building Information Modeling. R+C provided structural engineering services for the fast-track, design-build project.

Higher Education

Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.