UC Santa Cruz Cowell Health Center

This project included a major retrofit and seismic upgrade to University of California, Santa Cruz’s Cowell Student Health Center, encompassing renovations and seismic reinforcements to three existing buildings and the addition of one new ground-up, two-story, steel-frame medical office building to house both urgent and primary care. Remediation of sink holes was required prior to beginning construction of the new building, and an extensive tree protection plan was put in place for the duration of the construction team’s presence. Olson Steel partnered with DPR Construction to handle all structural steel and various miscellaneous steel requirements on the project.