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Construction Overview

The expansion will be completed in three phases between 2018 and 2020. 

Success for UC Merced's campus expansion is not just defined by timely delivery of new facilities.  It is also measured by whether the facilities meet the long term needs of UC Merced's students, faculty and staff.  

Oppotunities for involvement

If you are interested in participating in campus review during schematic design or design development or the space allocation process for a particular building, please contact the project team at project2020@ucmerced.edu.   A summary of the buildings being developed is listed below and will be updated as the project progresses. Click here to download the Project Map (PDF)

 

Fall 2018: First Delivery

"First Delivery" includes 700 new student beds, a 600-seat multipurpose dining facility, new classrooms and 940 new parking spaces. (161,000 ASF)  Click here for the latest construction updates

  • Housing 1A/3B: A student residence hall that includes student life space and classrooms designed by Page Southerland Page.
  • Housing 1B: A student residence hall that includes residential community space and classrooms designed by Mahlum Architects.
  • Dining 1D: A multipurpose 600-seat dining facility, and two additional private dining rooms (75 seats and 20 seats) designed by SOM.
  • Loading Dock 1H: An "underground" shared services loading facility for four buildings designed by SOM.
     
 
Housing 1A/3B - Mixed Use Housing   Housing 1B -  Mixed Use Housing
     
 
Dining 1D - Dining Facility   Loading Dock 1H - Shared Services Loading Facility
     
     

Fall 2019: Second Delivery

"Second Delivery" is 150,800 assignable square feet in size and includes a new wet-laboratory, computational laboratory buildings with faculty offices, and an outdoor competition field.  Click here for the latest construction updates

  • Lab 2A: A wet laboratory building designed by SOM that also includes a maker space, chemical stockroom and academic machine shop.
  • Lab 2B: A dry computational laboratory and faculty office building designed by WRNS Studio, with a 299-seat lecture hall and arts-related performance lab for teaching and research.

  • Research Server 2D: A research modular server located adjacent to the Central Plant and designed by Cupertino Electric that will enable electronic storage of research.

  • Soccer Field 2E: Competition Outdoor Soccer Field

     
 
Lab 2A: Wet Laboratory Building   Lab 2B: Dry Computational Laboratory/Faculty Offices
     
 
Research Server 2D: Research Server   Soccer Field 2E: Competition Soccer Field
     
     

Fall 2020: Substantial Completion

"Substantial Completion" is 478,000 assignable square feet in size and includes a new wet-lab building with faculty offices and classrooms, 980 new beds in student housing, 630 new parking spaces, a conference center, a dedicated transit hub for buses, a new wellness center, an enrollment center, expansion of the existing Early Childhood Education Center, a swimming pool, three tennis courts and four basketball courts.  Click here for the latest construction updates

  • Lab 3A: A wet and dry laboratory building designed by SOM.

  • Lab 3A2: A research greenhouse designed by SOM.

  • Housing 3C: An undergraduate residence hall with student life space, retail space and classrooms designed by Page Southerland Page.

  • Housing 3DAn undergraduate residence hall with student life space, retail space and classrooms designed by Page Southerland Page.

  • Early Childhood Education 3F: An expansion of the Early Childhood Education Center designed by HOK that will add two preschool classrooms and support spaces.

  • Conference Center 3G: A multipurpose conference center for students, faculty and staff designed by SOM.

  • Academic Leadership Office/Student Enrollment Center 3HA student enrollment center, campus store, gallery and academic leadership office designed by WRNS Studio

  • Competition Swimming Pool 3K: A competition-level swimming pool designed by HOK.

  • Wellness 3M: A student wellness center designed by HOK, which includes space for counseling, disability and psychological services as well as lockers and coaches offices to support adjacent recreation facilities. 

  • Facility 3N: Two Outdoor Recreation Fields