UCD Science

Project Info


University of California, Davis | One Shields Ave. | Davis, CA 95616 | John Michael Head (530) 754-5872


Zimmer Gunsul Frasca | 1223 SW Washington St., Suite 200 | Portland, Oregon 97205 | Doug Reimer (503) 224-3860

General Contractor

Howard S. Wright | 3960 Industrial Blvd., Suite 600 | West Sacramento, CA 95691 | Jim Cardin (530) 979-1111

Electrical Engineer

ARUP of San Francisco | 901 Market Street, Suite 260 | San Francisco, CA 94103 | Peter Balint (415) 946-0265


Building Size

141,216 SQ FT, Laboratory | 11,355 SQ FT, Lecture Hall

Project Type


Date Contract Secured

LEED Qualification


Project Description

The Sciences Laboratory Building and Sciences Lecture Hall are both located on the beautiful University of California, Davis campus. These state of the art facilities were built in order to keep up with the continuing and rapid growth in science and to providing a higher education for the UCD students. Schetter Electric provided the electrical material and installation for both buildings.

The Laboratory is three stories and 141,216 square feet, with a basement for mechanical equipment. The building has 34 wet teaching labs for the study of biology and chemistry. The facility contains a herbarium space, a bioinformatics computer laboratory, and offices for teaching support staff. The building also features a large greenhouse, refrigerated storage rooms, fume hoods, three projection panels with an ultrahigh-resolution projection system, and sterilizers.

The Sciences Lecture Hall is 11,355 square foot and is one of the largest on campus. The lecture hall features an advanced instruction technology and 517 tiered seats.