Issue Date 5/22/20145/22/2014
Due Date 6/9/2014
Project Title 4638 Southwest Fisheries Science Center Building D
RFQ Text UC San Diego will be selecting an Executive Architect to perform programming planning, design, cost estimating, bidding assistance and construction administration phase services for the interior renovation of this building.  The project is approximately 21,000 GSF of the overall 32,000 GSF floor plate and its proposed scope includes complete renovation of the interior of the spaces to provide classrooms, offices and open lab configurations.  The existing building will be gutted on the interior and specific upgrades include but are not limited to: fire/smoke detection systems, fire rating components, fire protection systems, HVAC system systems, fume hood replacement, plumbing systems, and upgrade of the existing electrical system including interior lighting and standby power requirements. Other upgrades include: accessibility compliance, exterior upgrades including code required railings and all new interior finishes including casework and ceiling treatments.  The University also requires the Executive Architect to help with the planning of this future work based on the demolition work being completed by the current contractor.

The “Old” Southwest Fisheries Science Center was originally constructed in the 1960’s.  The “D” Building is the remaining four story building, with basement, of a complex of 4 original buildings that will now be repurposed to support the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.  Currently, the building is undergoing a seismic upgrade by the previous owner, NOAA, and the building and sitework will be completed in November, 2014.  The plans are to convert the building into facilities that will support SIO’s educational and research programs.  It is anticipated that the building interiors will be demolished and ready for conversion into classrooms and labs by November, 2014. The plans currently seek renovations that will upgrade the interior functionality, improve lab efficiency and overall safety, energy conservation, and encourage collaborative research.
Please see below to access the following documents:  Request for Qualification package, University Form Attachments A & B, and a sample Standard Form 330 for your use if you choose to submit a proposal. 
Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014.

Final selection and appointment is contingent upon project approval.

UC San Diego encourages the participation of Small, Disadvantaged, Minority-owned, Women-owned and Service/Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (S/D/M/W/DVBE’s) and is committed to promote a diverse pool of firms for our building programs.

Every effort will be made to ensure that all persons have equal access to contracts and other business opportunities with the University within the limits imposed by law or University policy.  Each candidate firm may be required to show evidence of its equal employment opportunity policy.

Phase CompleteComplete
Selection Process E/A SelectionE/A Selection
Download 4638 Building D (SIO) Renovation RFQ.pdf
Bauer Architects2507 West Coast Highway, Suite 202, Newport Beach, CA 92663949.645.8483
Harley Ellis Deveraux225 Broadway, Suite 1300, San Diego, CA 92101619.398.3800
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects821 Traction Avenue, Suite 107, Los Angeles, CA 90013213.253.4740
Safdie Rabines Architects925 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego, CA 92103619.297.6153
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects821 Traction Avenue, Suite 107, Los Angeles, CA 90013213.253.4740