The three-phase expansion project at the University of California, Merced is complete. UC Merced 2020 broke ground in 2016.
The expansion added 13 new buildings to the campus, founded in 2005. These buildings house classrooms, laboratories, offices, student housing, life facilities and recreational areas. The 1.2 million gross-square-foot project doubled the campus size. But more importantly, the project offered the necessary facilities to accommodate enrollment growth.
NWD provided the casework for the first phase of the project. This included buildings 1A/3B and 1B (Housing and Classrooms) and 1D (Dining). The initial phase featured 20 classrooms and 729 beds of student housing in the Glacier Point and Granite Pass buildings, as well as a 600-seat dining area.
In addition, Northwestern Design also delivered the casework and millwork for 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