Performance-based design methodologies were implemented to ensure that the structure would be able to resist a Cascadia earthquake while having sufficient capacity to resist subsequent tsunami inundation forces.
Degenkolb designed the separation of the fifteen-story plus basement concrete Moffitt Hospital and the Medical Sciences Building of similar size to satisfy SB 1953 requirements.
Degenkolb developed a retrofit scheme for the Bancroft Library, using a seismic strengthening approach that protects the contents of the space, as well as its occupants
Seismically strengthened and expanded the 42-year-old existing, original two-story reinforced concrete building, using ASCE-41.
Designed the renovation of UCSC’s Merrill Cultural Center and a portion of the Crown Dining Commons buildings.
Degenkolb designed the seismic retrofit of the $55 million renovation of eight wood framed residence halls at University of California, Santa Cruz’s Crown College.
Degenkolb served as the construction means and methods engineer, converting the 1930s era facility into an 83,000 square foot world-class museum.
Degenkolb developed a comprehensive program for the renovations of over 500,000sf of existing university housing facilities as part of a team of consultants.
The 65,000 square-foot, $64 million project includes a three-story office building with three wings surrounding a central elevated garden terrace over law conference space and an architecturally exposed cast-in-place concrete Rotunda entry structure.
Made possible through a landmark gift by the Weill Family Foundation, the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences leverages UCSF’s bench-to-bedside excellence.
To minimize disruption to the student occupants and symbolize the building’s modernization, innovative exterior strengthening schemes were developed and utilized.
Degenkolb retrofitted this three-story classroom building, which was previously determined to be “very poor” under the University of California Seismic Safety Policy.
We aim to design next generation, sustainable, learning facilities and rehabilitate those that define an institution and enhance the learning experience. Libraries, student life centers, laboratories, and technology-driven classrooms are the backbone of Degenkolb’s education practice. These technically complex facilities demand early collaboration across the entire design team. We work closely with the design team, facility committees, campus architects, and administration to develop a facility that meets all needs.