The University of California-Davis Teaching & Learning Complex (UC Davis TLC) adds the first general assignment classroom building on campus in more than 50 years, and one of the largest. The new four-story facility spans more than 101,000-square-foot providing approximately 2,000 students with 20+ modern learning spaces, a 426-seat auditorium, and multiple indoor and outdoor group study areas. The project blends the latest active learning techniques, interactive technologies, highly configurable spaces, a welcoming modern appearance and sustainable strategies aligned with LEED® v4 Gold criteria.
UC Davis guided the TLC’s design-build with architects at SmithGroup leading the design and DPR Construction serving as the contractor. Meeting the project’s aesthetic and sustainability goals and acoustic performance requirements, the design team specified Rockfon Alaska® acoustic stone wool ceiling panels.
Complementing the TLC’s modern appearance, Rockfon Alaska ceiling panels feature an elegant, smooth white surface with a large selection of sizes and edges. Supporting comfortable, accessible learning spaces, the panels achieve best-level sound absorption, demonstrated with a Noise Reduction Coefficient of up to 0.90 NRC.
For UC Davis TLC, Westside Building Material supplied DPR Construction with nearly 200,000 square feet of Rockfon Alaska acoustic stone wool ceiling panels, installed in a Chicago Metallic® 1200 Seismic 15/16-inch and 4000 Tempra™ 9/16-inch suspension systems.
UC Davis TLC