UCSC Crown College

Project Location
Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz

Steinberg Hart

Education, Higher Education

General Contracting

Northern California

Swinerton Office Location
Santa Clara, California

Multi-building Modernization, Seismic Improvements

Swinerton was the construction manager at-risk for the UCSC Crown College Residence Hall Major Maintenance project. As such, Swinerton performed all preconstruction services including estimating, constructability, phasing planning, scheduling, and trade procurement. The project consisted of nine buildings – eight student residence halls and one faculty residence. The eight student residences are similar in style, orientation, and layout and each group of four residence halls are oriented as a quad. The full renovation includes infills, new bathrooms, interior finishes, structural upgrades, MEP equipment, BMS, accessibility, security and fire/life safety systems, infrastructure, and landscaping for four, 3-story dorm buildings, each with 60-70 beds and a stand-alone “apartment” that is a single-story, 1,000-square-foot house.

The facility modernization also included repairs or replacement of the building envelope (clay-tile roof, plaster repair, window repair, and painting), IT improvements, seismic retrofit, vertical circulation upgrades, and accessibility upgrades.

The project had a number of utility upgrades including new electrical feeds to each quad, new gas service and new sewer. Scope of work also included isolating both the fire alarm and the new gas and water feeds to the buildings. These feeds were tied to other UCSC buildings that needed to remain operational during construction. The project team worked very closely with UCSC to ensure all their needs were met and disruption to campus activities were minimal.