Siegfried prepared for DCM a full topographic field survey of the existing 4.5 acres, Tercero 4 Student Housing site on the UC Davis campus. The survey and mapping services were based upon the UC Davis campus standard horizontal and vertical control network and included all existing ground plane features and underground utility features observable from the surface. Ultimately, Siegfried’s field survey and mapping were seamlessly integrated into the campus base-mapping data provided by the University and was used as the basis of design for the design-build competition that. Eventually, after a successful bid for the design-build contract as part of the Brown design-build team, Siegfried worked closely with the project architect who provided the site planning and plaza design as well as SWA who provided preliminary grading concepts and the planting and irrigation design. Ultimately Siegfried provided the site civil design including grading, utilities, stormwater quality, and stormwater quantity design.
The Tercero 4 Student Housing Phase 4 project, which includes approximately 500 beds in single and double rooms, including bathrooms, common rooms, residence assistant apartments, lounges, recreation rooms, administrative offices, community space, community kitchen, music room, maintenance shop, and laundry facilities, will be the final chapter in the Tercero living community. The project plaza centerpiece is a 2,600 SF pavilion with glass curtain walls that opens to the student plaza, the living complex bike path system, and Trudy’s snack bar. The plaza grading, layout, and circulation were carefully planned around the existing trees and the fire truck access to the center of the plaza required by the campus fire marshal. As with all University projects subsurface utility and structure design was at the top of Siegfried’s priority list. Our designs carefully navigated existing tree drip lines, sustainable design features, as well as blended seamlessly with the surrounding areas.
- Civil Engineering