RFQ No. FM240393

San Benito Student Housing Structural Design Peer Review Services


Bidding Closed

Bid Date4/16/24 4:00pm

Company & Contacts

UCSB Design and Construction Services
Telli Foster, University Rep.  
(805) 448-1379


UCSB Campus


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Background & Introduction:  The University of California, Santa Barbara (“University”) is hereby requesting response(s) to this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) from qualified structural engineering firms with relevant experience and expertise in providing structural design peer review engineering services for the UC Santa Barbara San Benito Student Housing Project. Qualified firms will have knowledge of the UC Seismic Policies and prior experience as a UC peer reviewer on a Residential Housing development.  

UCSB San Benito Student Housing project, located on the main UC Santa Barbara campus, is envisioned as a new LEED Platinum residential community, providing student apartments with a range of amenities. The current program goals are to provide an estimated 2,140 student beds, retail dining, and various support spaces, in approximately 700,000 gross square feet across multiple 6-8 floor buildings that are 65’ to 85’ heights.  The project is focused on a Type I reinforced concrete structure as the basis of design. In addition to the site and utility connections, the UCSB San Benito Student Housing project will make improvements to adjacent roads, parking, and bike paths.  Detailed features of the buildings to be incorporated into San Benito Student Housing include extensive use of daylighting and views, prioritizing natural ventilation, all electric utilities, activated outdoor courtyards, and flexible community and retail spaces. An efficiently integrated fire access route and waste management circulation strategy will be key elements to such a dense site.

The preliminary construction cost estimate for the UCSB San Benito Student Housing project is $550,000,000.  While it is anticipated that funding will be obtained, there is no assurance that funds will be received for the anticipated projects. Selection of the consultant(s) will follow the University of California qualifications-based selection procedures. The selection criteria for this project will be detailed in the Request for Qualifications.

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.