14: Corrugated Metal & GreenGirt CMH | UC Davis Teaching & Learning Complex

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In this episode, Cherise is joined by Rosa T. Sheng, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vice-President at SmithGroup, serving multiple roles as Higher Education Studio Leader in Northern California and National Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion. She is also the founder of Equity by Design [EQxD] and the first Asian American Women to serve as AIA San Francisco President (2018) in the organization’s 136 year history. Recognized as a designer, architect, strategist and thought leader, she is known for delivering design solutions with transformational impact in the built environment. Rosa provides insight into the design and construction of the UC Davis Teaching & Learning Complex.

The state-of-the-art facility’s design ambitiously champions integrated strategic student success and sustainability goals. The new space provides intentionally ample social study and collaboration space to foster learning communities that reinforce student belonging and persistence. To see project photos and details discussed, visit arcat.com/podcast

This project provided unique challenges and opportunities - identifying and implementing building envelope efficiencies, a requirement for affordable construction materials that led to unique design features, a focus on innovative and quality learning environments that focus on belonging and holistic student persistence, and much more.


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Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
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Rosa T. Sheng, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Vice-President | SmithGroup