Founded in 2005, the University of California, Merced is undergoing a massive three-phase campus expansion project.
UC Merced 2020 officially broke ground in 2016. With enrollment numbers climbing, the expansion is coming at the perfect time. The expansion will add 13 new buildings to the campus to house classrooms, laboratories, offices, student housing, life facilities and recreational areas. The 1.2 million gross-square-foot project is doubling the campus size by providing the necessary facilities to accommodate enrollment growth of 10,000 students. Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year was just over 8,500 students.
The first phase of the project was delivered in August 2018. The final two phases are scheduled for the fall of 2019 and 2020.
NWD provided the casework in the first phase of the project in buildings 1A/3B and 1B (Housing and Classrooms) and 1D (Dining). The initial phase included 20 classrooms and 729 beds of student housing in the Glacier Point and Granite Pass buildings and a dining facility able to seat 600.
Northwestern Design also is providing the casework and millwork on 2B (Computational Lab and Faculty Offices), 3A (Wet Laboratory), 3C and 3D (Housing and Student Life), 3G (Conference Center) and 3H (Enrollment Center).
General Contractor – Webcor Builders
Architect – Multiple