The Colleges at La Rue

Davis, CA
Date Completed:  2000
Services Provided:  Civil Engineering
Owners/Developers:  UC Davis | Tandem Properties | Pyramid Construction 

Key Contributions: 
coordinated grading and utility design to compliment geoexchange system | fast tracked master planning effort and design of offsite sanitary sewer 

Details:  200 units of on-campus student apartments and "learning colleges" | community center | 2,500 ft sanitary sewer extension | parking and bikeways | roadway extension 

This student community was conceived to group students with similar fields of study in building clusters. Cunningham Engineering provided complete services, from initial site feasibility through final construction walk-through.

Project challenges included coordination of hi-tech, innovative geoexchange heating/cooling system, lack of existing sanitary sewer capacity and need to accommodate pedestrian and bike circulation throughout the traffic residential area.