UC Davis Health Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute

A world-class eye care center, pioneering collaborative vision research, and training the next generation of specialists deserves a world class environment. Working with HGA, McCarthy Building Companies Inc and Vanir Construction Management, we helped bring it to life.

Amorette Ramirez
Senior Designer
UC Davis is able to achieve breakthroughs in eye health because we are a unique academic medical center with an interdisciplinary approach to helping people live better, healthier, more fulfilling lives. The Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute Building is a perfect embodiment of our mission at UC Davis Health. David Lubarsky, CEO of UC Davis Health and vice chancellor of human health sciences
The design collaboration between HGA, TEF and architect Chris Downey for this four story building focused on providing an environment to dramatically improve the experience for all UD Davis Health patients, familes, providers and researchers.
Warm, natural toned materials used for both the building exterior and interiors, leveraging the clear glass curved curtain wall, filtered light and open space, and creating access to the outdoors and views contribute to the human centered design.
High-contrast colors and textures throughout improve wayfinding for people with low vision, and hospitality inspired furnishings in the common spaces encourage comfort and relaxation. And we made sure the provider and administrative spaces furniture mirrored the soft, welcoming biophilic inspired design. Amorette Ramirez, One Workplace Senior Designer
Leveraging the UC Davis/Steelcase agreement, we curated and delivered the perfect furniture solutions for clinical and operations areas, physician offices and conference areas. Our Sacramento team enjoys every opportunity to support UC Davis Health, and the Eye Center project was a great collaboration.

Photography by Kyle Jeffers

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