News Release

Gallagher Hall Awards and Accolades

Since opening in September 2009, Gallagher Hall has been recognized and presented as a case study in excellence for its pioneering, ecofriendly design, and engineering and sustainability features.

It is the first business school building in California to be certified Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) program.


  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Platinum Certification, October 2011
  • National Design-Build Excellence Award – Educational Facilities,  Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), October 2011
  • Best Higher Education/Research Project, California Construction Magazine, 2010
  • Builder’s Choice Award, BUILDER Magazine, 2010
  • Exceptional Award for Building, Western Council of Construction Consumers, 2010
  • Award of Merit, Pacific Coast Builder Conference Gold Nugget Awards, Best Office/Professional building, 2010
  • Award of Merit for Energy + Sustainability, AIA San Francisco Design Awards, 2010
  • Honorable Mention, AIA TAP Building Information Model Awards, 2010
  • Award of Merit, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, Sustainable Design Category, 2010
  • Finalist, Sacramento Business Journal Real Estate Projects of the Year, 2009


  • Autodesk Customer Success Story, 2010


  • “No Premium. UC Davis Graduate School of Management & Conference Center, a Cost Effective Sustainable Solution Case Study”, Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc., March 2010
  • “Achieving Energy Efficiency with State of the Shelf Technologies”, The New York Academy of Sciences, January 2010
  • “UC Davis Graduate School of Management Case Study”, USGBC Sacramento Chapter, May 2009
  • “A Case Study on Using Building Integrated Modeling Technologies and the Role of Integrated Design”, AIA National Convention in San Francisco, May 2009
  • “Physical Infrastructure and Design of the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management,” University of California, Davis Design and Business Course, March 2009
  • “University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management, a Revit Implementation Case Study”, San Francisco Revit User Group, October 2008
  • “BIM Strategy for the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management,” University of California, Davis Architects & Engineers, November 2007