Davis, CA

UC Davis | Segundo Dining Commons



Structural (Design)

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering


65,000 sf

Key Info

Curtain walls and clerestories provide ample natural light and merge indoor with outdoor


Designed to serve 1,975 diners, Segundo Commons is a gathering place for students from two major residential districts. The building houses a cutting-edge food service facility with a cook/chill kitchen that serves many other dining facilities on the campus. Program elements include seating for 825, serving and finishing stations, a production kitchen, storage, a food management office, a loading area and a dock. Rutherford + Chekene was the structural engineer for the project.


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.