UC Davis Student Health & Wellness Center
Education — Davis, CA

UC Davis Student Health & Wellness Center

The 75,000-square-foot Student Health and Wellness Center at UC Davis plays a crucial role in providing a nurturing environment for students on the UC Davis campus, with primary care services, women’s health, specialty clinics, counseling services and health promotion and education. Meditation rooms, a wellness garden and a demonstration kitchen encourage student engagement in the wellness mission. Doctors’ offices and exam rooms are arranged around nurse stations, allowing nurses to perform their duties without walking across the facility, increasing both efficiency and connectivity.

Located on one of the campus’ primary vehicular, bike and pedestrian pathways, the new facility is highly visible and accessible. Finely polished concrete masonry units and transparent curtain walls reveal the building’s vibrant, active interiors and encourage use of the facility. The center is directly adjacent to the new Activities and Recreation Center, also built by McCarthy, linking these two student services and making healthy living integral to the college experience.

The project is certified LEED Gold and contains a number of sustainable elements including a chilled beam mechanical system and green roof.


  • WRNS Studio, LLP

McCarthy has a PROVEN TRACK RECORD on the University of California, Davis campus, and we were excited to work with their team once again on the new Student Health and Wellness Center. This building is at the heart of UCD's Student Health Services mission, which is to provide health and wellness resources that enable students to successfully achieve their academic goals and promote lifelong wellness.

Jill Tomczyk, Senior Project Manager
University of California, Davis


Jay Yost

Jay Yost

3721 Douglas Blvd
Suite 180
Roseville, CA 95661

Awards and Recognition

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2010 Best of California Award

Award of Merit Higher Education
UC Davis Student Health & Wellness Center
California Construction

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2010 Real Estate Project of the Year

Student Health & Wellness Center
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