Overlooking the new multipurpose Dining Facility, Housing 1B, ("Glacier Point") will provide additional undergraduate residential housing to UC Merced. A permanent name for the building will be selected after it opens. LEED Gold is the design target.
The residence hall stands six stories tall and acts as a northern gateway to the residential areas of Academic Walk. Study rooms, lounge spaces, meeting spaces and sheltered bike storage are available within the hall. Ground floor public spaces include classrooms and student life space connected to the pedestrian circulation network.
Architect: Mahlum Architects
Program: Undergraduate Student Housing, Classrooms and Student Life space
Developer: Plenary Properties Merced
Size: 164,000 GSF, Six stories
Sustainability: LEED Gold Target
Completion Date: Fall 2018