UC Davis awarded Sundt Construction, Inc. with a $71 million design-build contract for a 1,200-bed student housing project to be completed in June 2014, the company announced Monday.
Construction is set to begin in June of this year for the 330,000-square-foot Tercero Student Housing Phase III project. The project consists of seven buildings with 108 single units and 537 double units, as well as several lounges, study areas, computer centers and gathering spaces.
The project will create over 350 jobs over the two-year construction period, the company estimates. The project is funded through student housing capital reserves and loan funds, not state or tuition money.
Dave Downey, pre-construction project manager for Sundt, said the company is ecstatic about being awarded the project. The competition for the contract began last April. Downey said the choice was based on both price of their proposed project and qualifications.
Sundt also worked on the Graduate School of Management’s Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall and the UC Davis Conference Center.