University of California—Davis, Long-Range Development Plan

Davis, California

In spring 2001 the landscape architect began work with the University of California—Davis on an intensive long-range development plan. The plan will address baseline growth demands for a variety of academic and administrative programs, and account for significant enrollment growth expected in the next decade.

Therefore, the landscape architect also is leading the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMWilliam McDonough + PartnersFEATURED IN2003 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning of a neighborhood master plan that will focus on sustainability, and guide development of a new housing community, which will accommodate an additional 5,000 students, faculty and staff over the next several years. The work includes intensive analysis of existing conditions on the 3,000-plus-acre campus and surrounding region, development of alternative growth scenarios, incorporation of sustainable concepts and principles, organization of interactive campus and community workshops, and integration of utilities, environmental and fiscal analyses.

Instead of following typical residential development patterns, the planning and design will include a range of housing types and densities, an innovative mixing of uses in a neighborhood center, cutting-edge energy and water strategies, and special attention to habitat, open space and urban-agriculture edge boundaries. The intent is to create an integrated and sustainable community that is environmentally, socially and economically beneficial.