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Executive Architect

Project Name
Murphy Hall Seismic Renovation
Contact Person
For questions related to this RFQ, please contact:

Kathy FitzGerald
UCLA Capital Programs
Director of Project Development
T: 310.206.5939
Project Number
Description of Work

UCLA requests a written response to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of selecting an Executive Architect for the proposed Murphy Hall Seismic Renovation (Project #908701.01). The building, located on UCLA’s core campus, was built in three phases: 1936, 1950 and 1964, and includes 220,000 gross square feet (133,300 assignable square feet). Varying between four and five stories in height, Murphy Hall houses academic, student support and administrative units.

Recent structural evaluations have indicated that the building has a Seismic Performance Level (SPL) Rating of V, which does not meet University of California minimum requirements. Proposed renovations will address two key components: 1) improvements to mitigate recently discovered seismic deficiencies, along with related code-triggered work, and 2) the campus’s goal of relocating administrative units from the core campus. It is anticipated that work will be phased with portions of the building vacated for seismic improvements. Planning may encompass both staging during construction and permanent program relocations.

A pre-design study will evaluate seismic improvements, program relocations, staging, and phased sequence of the work. Construction cost for the project has not yet been determined and is dependent upon scope, phasing, and funding. The work may be executed in a number of incremental projects in order to address staging needs. Construction costs could be in the range of $15 to $20 million depending on the agreed upon scope of work. The renovations shall comply with the University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices to target a minimum of LEEDTM Silver and shall target a LEEDTM Gold rating.

Final selection and appointment of the Executive Architect is contingent upon project approval by the University of California Board of Regents or their delegated authority. This RFQ is for full design services; however, the University reserves the right to defer negotiations for services other than pre-design studies until the completion of the pre-design phase.

The complete RFQ packet will be available at on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Responses to the RFQ are due by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019. A shortlist of firms will be determined by a screening committee; further steps in the selection process will be at the discretion of the selection committee.

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.

Peter E. Hendrickson, AIA
Associate Vice Chancellor
Design and Construction
UCLA Capital Programs
1060 Veteran Avenue | Box 951365
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1365
Accepting proposals until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29,2019.