Museum Renovation of Bldg. No. 534 – Phase 1 and 2 at University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Prime Contractor: Jacob Construction & Design, Inc.

Contract Number: FM120032S/987774

Contract Value: $200,000.00

Contract Award Date: 10/14/2011

Final Completion Date: 01/17/2012

Agency: University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Project Goal

JCD performed a full interior renovation, landscaping, installation of an architectural lighting system, concrete hardscaping, as well as mechanical modifications to the roof.


The scope of this project for Phase 1 consisted of a full interior renovation, installation of exterior landscape, installation of an architectural lighting system and concrete hardscaping. For Phase 2, Jacob Construction & Design, Inc. was responsible for replacing the primary rooftop chiller for the UCSB Art Museum. This task involved installing a new rooftop isolation pad, a new chiller unit as well as a new hydronic piping system, which improved the efficiency and capacity output. Finally, JCD designed and installed a new control system to go with the new chiller unit. All construction was performed within a confined space during normal campus operating hours.

This project involved

  • Interior Renovation & Exterior landscape/hardscaping
  • Replacing rooftop chiller
  • Safety while working in confined space

Post Evaluation It was a pleasure working with Jacob and his team; they were professional and a pleasure to deal with. Jacob’s superintendents were responsive to our needs and communicated well throughout this project. I would love to work with Jacob and his team in the future and will highly recommend them. -Deedee Ciancola (UCSB Public Works)