exterior four-story building

University of California, Davis | Teaching & Learning Complex

University of California, Davis | Teaching & Learning Complex | Davis, CA

The Teaching & Learning Complex will be a milestone project for UC Davis as it will provide much needed and desired innovative teaching space for future growth on the campus. This design-build project will include construction of a four-story, approximately 100,000-sq.-ft. modern, efficient classroom building with an auditorium, classrooms, offices, computer classrooms and a laboratory for teaching.



The current classroom program includes an auditorium, lecture halls, small to large sized classrooms and computer classrooms. Classrooms will have a total seat count between 1,900 and 2,200 in flexible collaborative teaching environments and a dedicated laboratory of teaching space for faculty exploration of emerging pedagogies.

Amenities, such as study space, will be included within public space of the building to meet the needs of the students. A Laboratory for Teaching will allow for testing and training on teaching pedagogy and technology while being adaptable for future use as a classroom. The project will target LEED Silver.

A just and equitable design approach optimizes the learning experience in every classroom considering student needs, including the largest lecture environment. Every seat supports dignified ease of movement, acoustics, and daylight with clear sight lines to screen and instructor.
The radically welcoming learning environment cultivates student belonging and persistence throughout the complex, featured best in the entry stair stadium seating where students can study, connect or recharge – literally and figuratively.
At the crossroads of the complex, the “wall of learning” provides intentional and abundant resource spaces to study, engage, and collaborate, supported by furnishings, daylight, and views.
The transformative design aligns with the University’s strategic goal “To Boldly Go” by ambitiously tackling intersectional challenges with integrated solutions for climate action, equitable access, belonging and persistence.
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