Shasta Hall has one five-story and two four-story buildings with double and triple room arrangements and private bathrooms. The student housing and dining services buildings replaced Emerson Hall, which opened in 1967 and closed in June 2019. Shasta Hall’s three buildings also include lounges, recreation rooms, laundry facilities and a community kitchen.
DBC prefabricated non-combustible, light gauge cold-formed, load-bearing structures for the steel wall and floor sections. The use of digital fabrication transformed the buildings from Type V/III wood-framed construction to Type II steel-framed building. This allows the three new buildings to be connected, improving egress, and allowing social balconies between the buildings.
By integrating DBC’s solutions, Shasta Hall opened ahead of schedule to help UC Davis guarantee the availability of campus housing to first-year students. In addition, DBC also delivered prefabricated panels to the nearby Yosemite Hall, so transitioning building designs over to Shasta Hall was efficient and minimized potential rework.