UC Davis Health ACC Expansion/Tschannen Eye Institute

Sacramento, CA

As the first phase of what is to be a major renovation of the existing Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) on the UC Davis Health campus, the Tschannen Eye Institute is envisioned to be a “place of medical miracles, where  the vision impaired are given hope for sight restoration through advanced technology and caring physicians.” Abutted to the existing ACC, the new, 4-story addition features a rooftop terrace for faculty and physicians to enjoy between patient visits as well as cantilevered 3rd and 4th floors making for a dramatic north façade that draws people to the main entrance.  

Quick Facts

  • Size: 64,000 SF (new construction) | 17,000 SF (renovation)
  • Architect: HGA/TEF
  • The new addition maintains the same grid as the existing building to provide seamless connectivity at the ground level
  • Foundation system selection was based on mitigating vibration to keep the existing MRI suite in the NE corner of the ACC basement operational during construction
  • Construction Cost: $62,000,000
  • Contractor: McCarthy Building Company
  • The building interior incorporates contrasting colors and varying floor types to facilitate wayfinding for vision impaired patients
  • The upper levels of the south end of the new building were cantilevered +/- 10’ to avoid surcharging the existing ACC basement wall and fouling the existing footings