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Housing 1B: Housing and Student Life Space


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.

Project Details

Architect: Mahlum Architects

Program: Undergraduate Student Housing, Classrooms and Student Life space

Developer: Plenary Properties Merced

Contractor: Webcor

Size:  164,000 GSF, Six stories

Sustainability: LEED Gold Target

Completion Dates: Fall 2018 

We want your help!

At various points during the development of the 2020 Project, the development will need campus input from interested students, faculty and staff.

If you are interested in contributing to the space allocation process for this building, please send an email to with the subject line "Housing 1B".