The Dutton Hall project on the University of California Davis campus, was awarded the Golden Nugget Grand Architectural and Design Award by the NAHB Pacific Coast Builders.

Project Challenge

On the University of California Davis campus, just west of Sacramento, California, Dutton Hall is home to several student service and financial aid offices. Sitting on the site of the original East Hall, Dutton Hall was named after Thomas Dutton, the first UCD Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

Designed by Fisher Friedman Associates of San Francisco, the 42,000 sq. ft. project was completed in 1999 and in 2002, the Dutton Hall project was awarded the Golden Nugget Grand Architectural and Design Award by the NAHB Pacific Coast Builders.

Architectural Solution

Working in partnership with the project design team, the use of JELD-WEN Custom Wood windows accomplished the desired storefront system solution.

Designed with tube steel layout to accommodate standard size units, a dramatic two-story 60 ft. wide by 24 ft. tall inverse segmented radius wall was successfully constructed. The results provided efficient and flexible common and office space with natural daylight to permanent work areas.

The project’s use of fixed bow window units in various locations required design layout considerations in order to achieve seamless contours. JELD-WEN’s Custom Wood window plant in Bend, OR was able to successfully design a solution for a particular challenge presented by a 72" circular window positioned in the combination steel and wood wall above the entry to the building.

With exteriors featuring low-maintenance aluminum cladding, and dual pane, Low-E glazing, these customized JELD-WEN wood windows aid in the energy efficiency and durability of the completed project.

Product Details

  • Custom Wood Windows with exterior aluminum cladding
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified windows featuring Low-E glazing
  • Prefinished 20-year aluminum clad exteriors
  • Structural mulled window units
  • Continuous trim coil and mullions
  • Seamless integration of window and door units

Project Team

  • Architect: Fisher Friedman Associates – San Francisco, CA
  • Builder: Barnes Construction – San Francisco, CA
  • Dealer: American Building Supply – Sacramento, CA