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Lab 3A: Wet/Dry Research Laboratory


Lab 3A is one of three teaching and research buildings that will anchor the new Academic Quad as part of the 2020 Project campus expansion initiative. The building consists of five floors above grade with a partial basement.  This basement nestles into UC Merced's existing topography and links the laboratory to the shared loading dock.  

Project Details 

Architect: SOM

Program: Academic

Developer: Plenary Properties Merced

Contractor: Webcor

Size:  266,000 GSF, 5 floors with basement

Sustainability: LEED Gold Target

Completion Dates: Fall 2020

We want your help!

At various points during the development of this building, we will need campus input from interested students, faculty and staff.

If you are interested in participating in providing input for other campus review or space allocation processes for this building, please send an email to with the subject line "Lab 3A"