RFQ No. FM220286

Multicultural Center (MCC) Expansion Feasibility Study


Bidding Closed

Bid Date4/29/22 4:00pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services

Christy Ishimine Hatfield, University Rep.   christyishimine@ucsb.edu


UCSB Campus


SHORTLISTING – The University’s Screening Committee has selected the following firms for further consideration: (1) NAC (Los Angeles, CA); (2) RNT Architects (Ventura, CA); (3) 19Six Architects (Santa Barbara, CA); and (4) Berliner Architects (Culver City, CA). Please contact the University Representative listed above if you have any specific project-related queries.

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 Multicultural Center (MCC) Feasibility Study project (“Project”), as more fully described in this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) No. FM220286.

In order to fulfill the MCC’s mission of uplifting the most vulnerable student communities on campus, the MCC space must grow alongside the increased demand for student and campus partner services and resources. The project will enable the MCC to meet its goal of adapting and catering to the needs of the growing population of marginalized students. The feasibility study will ascertain the best way to physically accommodate the larger number of students and event attendees that use the space, while allowing the MCC staff to more effectively implement expanded services to students and other stakeholders. An expansion of the MCC’s physical space is needed to provide office and support space for the growth in permanent and student staff. For student users of the space, an expansion of the kitchen and modest expansion of the lounge is envisioned.

The project includes an evaluation of the various options that the University may pursue to address an addition/renovation/repair/design of building 558 (4,500 sf) located in the main campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Project includes new offices and support spaces, and may include modifications to electrical, mechanical, and fire alarm systems, site for accessibility compliance, and exterior site work.

The feasibility study is the first phase to expand the facility by approximately 1,500 ASF.

Scope of Services: The professional scope of services for this project will include phases for programming, producing a detailed project program, and other architectural services, including cost estimating, code analysis, project scheduling, and coordination with Campus personnel and other stakeholders, culminating in a feasibility study and analysis.

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.