RFQ No. FM210197

Music Building Unit 1 Seismic Improvements


Bidding Closed

Bid Date2/23/21 4:00pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services

Leslie Colasse, University Rep.   leslie.colasse@ucsb.edu


UCSB Campus

SHORTLISTING – The University’s Screening Committee has selected the following firms for further consideration: (1) HGA (Santa Monica, CA); (2) HKS (Westwood, CA); (3) LPA Design (Irvine, CA); (4)Pfeiffer Partners (Los Angeles, CA); (5) SmithGroup (Los Angeles, CA); (6) Steinberg Hart (San Jose, CA); and (7) Wiss Janney Elstner Associates (Pasadena, CA).

Project Description: Statements of Qualifications submittals are hereby solicited by the University of California, Santa Barbara (“University”) from design professionals and firms with relevant experience and expertise in providing the services described herein. The selected consultant will provide design services associated with the Music Building Unit 1 Seismic Improvements project (“Project”), as more fully described in this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) No. FM210197.

The Project includes the architectural integration of seismic improvement work with existing architecture and systems housed within approximately 38, 000 GSF of UCSB Building 531, which is located in the core area of the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. It is anticipated that The Project may trigger code required compliance and associated improvements within the disciplines of accessibility and fire life safety.

Estimated Construction Cost: The overall construction budget is approximately $10,200,000.

Scope of Services: While conceptual seismic improvement measures are proposed in a recent Seismic Evaluation & Conceptual Rehabilitation Study conducted by Degenkolb Engineers, the University is seeking an architectural and engineering team familiar with remodeling and/or seismic retrofitting work to cohesively integrate seismic improvements within the context of the international/modernist genre of Pereira & Luckman’s design in an effort to retain the original design intent of the Music Building. It is anticipated that the Project will include a modest scope of deferred maintenance work, as well as upgrades to accessibility and life safety systems that will be triggered by the scope and construction cost of the seismic improvements.

The professional scope of services for this project will include phases for architectural and engineering design of the project, including cost estimating, code analysis, value engineering, project scheduling, and coordination with Campus personnel and other stakeholders, culminating in completed construction documents issued for competitive bids. Construction phase services will include submittal reviews and field representation.

The scope of professional services will include review and validation of project scope, architectural and engineering design services of the Project and the preparation of construction documents with updated cost estimates, administrative support services during the project, bidding assistance and construction phase administrative services and as built documentation under the University’s standard Executive Design Professional Agreement (See RFQ Exhibit B).

Instructions for Applicants: Qualified professionals and firms possessing relevant experience and expertise in providing design services for projects similar in scale, size and scope are encouraged to respond to this RFQ. The Request for Qualifications document will be made available on February 9, 2021 on the University’s online planroom page located at www.ucsbplanroom.com. (click “RFQs” on the left side of the planroom home page and find the project title).

Contact Information: For additional project information contact the University Representative, Leslie Colasse, at (805) 319-0639 or via email at leslie.colasse@ucsb.edu.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Each candidate firm will be required to show evidence of its equal employment opportunity policy. Every effort will be made to ensure that all persons shall have equal access to contracts and other business opportunities with the University, regardless of: race; color; religion; sex; age; ancestry; national origin; sexual orientation; physical or mental disability; veteran’s status; medical condition; genetic information; marital status; gender identity; pregnancy; service in the uniformed services; or citizenship within the limits imposed by law or University’s policy.