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UC Merced 2020 Expansion

University of California (UC), Merced set audacious goals for its $1.35 billion campus buildout of critically needed facilities to support a population of 10,000 students by the year 2020. The Design-Build, 3-Phase project delivered 1.2 million square feet across 14 structures and roughly doubled the physical capacity of the campus.

The new facilities included:

  • Four Dorm/Classroom Buildings with1,700 beds
  • Three Teaching and Research Lab Buildings
  • Administration Building
  • Conference Center
  • Dining Facility
  • Student Wellness Center
  • Research Greenhouse

All 2020 Project buildings earned LEED Platinum certification helping UC Merced become the first public research institution in the U.S. to achieve carbon neutrality.



  • DSA
  • LEED Platinum


  • Award Winner
  • Prefabrication
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