Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

2017 | Educational Facilities | National Award of Merit

Design-Build Team Summary

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

The university’s primary objective in utilizing the design-build approach was to bring the best integrated design and construction experience to this project, which allowed UC Davis to achieve a number of far-reaching goals for programmatic needs, cost, schedule and design excellence.


Grounded in the legacy of UC Davis’ world-renowned art faculty, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is a hub for creative thinkers, makers and innovators. The museum’s light-filled, porous and flexible form integrates the indoors and outdoors, capturing the spirit of the California Central Valley. An overarching 50,000-square-foot “Grand Canopy” extends over both site and building, to create a welcoming public plaza and new symbol for the campus.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: University of California, Davis
Design-Builder: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Architects: SO – IL, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Engineers: Rutherford + Chekene, WSP
Specialty Contractors: ACCO Engineered Systems, Schetter Electric, Inc.
Specialty Consultantz: Front, Inc., Schetter Electric, Inc.
Duration of Construction: 23 months
Project Cost: $24,829,924