RFQ No. FM210341

College of Creative Studies Planning Study, Bldg. 494


Bidding Closed

Bid Date6/21/21 4:00pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services

Carolyn Franco, University Rep.   carolyn.franco@ucsb.edu


UCSB Campus

SHORTLIST – The University Screening Committee has selected the following firms, in no particular order, for further consideration in the qualifications-based selection process: (1)Berliner Architects (Culver City, CA); (2) Frederick Fisher and Partners (Los Angeles, CA); (3) JFAK (Los Angeles, CA); (4) Pfeiffer Partners Architects (Los Angeles, CA); and (5) Steinberg Hart (Los Angeles, CA) .

Background & Introduction: Located on a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean, UC Santa Barbara is a world-class university renowned for its cutting-edge research and scholarship, dynamic social culture and natural beauty. A member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, it is home to 10 national institutes and over 100 research centers. US News and World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges Guide ranks UCSB #6 among public universities, and UCSB was ranked #1 Green School among public universities by Princeton Review in 2015. Current enrollment has already surpassed the campus’ projection of 25,000 students by 2025. Recent cohorts are the most academically competitive and ethnically diverse in campus history. The preeminent scholarship, instruction, and public service that define UCSB have helped shape its identity as a place of exceptional possibility.

Unique in the University of California, the College of Creative Studies (CCS) at UC Santa Barbara is an independently staffed and administered college serving undergraduate students who, in addition to meeting UC entrance requirements, demonstrate talent for original work in art or science. Since 1967, CCS has offered dedicated students and faculty an intellectual community driven by mentorships, individualized study plans, apprenticeships, research opportunities, and access to private studio space.

CCS is headquartered in a 77-year-old facility that has likely exceeded its useful life without significant renovation. Originally constructed in 1944 as a mess hall and kitchen/bakery facility for the US Navy, the CCS Building is a one-story, wood-framed structure of 17,969 GSF. The CCS requires improved space to support its research and creative programs.

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 College of Creative Studies Planning Study project (“Project”), as more fully described in this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) No. FM210341.

The University requests a written response to this RFQ from consultants and/or consultant firms (“Consultants”) with expertise in pre-architectural planning and preliminary cost estimating. The ideal firm has experience programming facilities in higher education; analyzing all planning horizons, short and long-term planning; conducting existing conditions assessments, feasibility analysis, and site capacity studies. The Consultant will explore opportunities for new and/or renovated space that better serves the programs of the College of Creative Studies (“CCS”) based on a preliminary space analysis currently underway. The deliverable will inform the CCS Dean about potential strategies that might be pursued, and will assist the College’s development officer in fundraising opportunities.

Scope of Services: CCS seeks a comprehensive study of the college’s space and program needs to support future planning, design and fund-raising efforts. Deliverables include:

(1) Building on a preliminary space analysis provided by UCSB, a full programming analysis to support current and future enrollment projections;

(2) A plan for proposed facility improvements that CCS could implement in the short term;

(3) Criteria for site and location to accommodate the future program (e.g., replacement building and/or renovation);

(4) Rough order of magnitude budget estimates in short-term and long-term schemes;

(5) Documentation of project goals, objectives, and findings with conceptual blocking plans, site plans and diagrams, and narrative explanations; and

(6) Conceptual design drawings to illustrate how the representative project would meet the facility program and criteria in short and long-term scenarios.

General Project Information: Under the direction of Office of Budget and Planning, the selected firm will work with CCS leadership, students and faculty to continue to gather data that will inform its assessment. The compilation and synthesis of this study may serve as the basis for subsequent phases, including detailed project programming and conceptual design for a capital project.

UCSB anticipates that the contract value for this planning effort will be in the range of $60,000 to $75,000. While it is anticipated that funding will be obtained, there is no assurance that funds will be received for the project noted. Selection of the design professional will follow standard University procedures.

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.