UC Irvine McGaugh Hall Vivarium

Clark's management of the design-build process was exceptional ... and provided the University with a state-of-the-art facility while meeting all the goals of the project.
Francesco R. Porcella, Senior Project Manager, Design & Construction Services, University of California, Irvine
Location: 
Irvine, California
Client: 
University of California, Irvine
Contract Value: 
$13,200,000
Size: 
16,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2007
Expertise: 

The McGaugh Hall Vivarium Expansion & Renovation project at University of California, Irvine added 8,500 square feet of subterranean vivarium space and renovated 7,500 square feet of an existing vivarium to provide McGaugh Hall with a new, state-of-the-art animal holding area and cleaning room.

Throughout the project, the Clark team maintained a secure, safe, and clean job site to protect the facility’s workers and research animals without compromising McGaugh Hall’s ongoing research. The tight site within which the basement expansion was built made this a challenging process. The Clark team dug through 16 feet of rock to reach the structure’s footings. To avoid disturbing employees in the existing occupied building, the team used special equipment to effectively handle the rock without causing damage, excessive noise or vibration.

Awards: 
DBIA - Western Pacific Region, Award of Excellence - Renovation
DBIA - National Awards of Excellence, Public Sector Under $15 Million