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Education Building II at UC Riverside receives final approval

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Education Building II at UC Riverside receives final approval

Hensel Phelps + CO Architects will be the design-build team for the project.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | May 13, 2021
UCR School of Med Ed II exterior and public plaza

Renderings: CO Architects

The new $84-million Education Building II at UC Riverside has been given final approval for construction. The School of Medicine’s new project is starting immediately and is scheduled to break ground in early summer 2021. It will add 90,000 sf to increase the university’s capacity for training future medical professionals.

The Regents of the University of California also confirmed the selection of Hensel Phelps + CO Architects as the design-build partner for the project. The team was selected by the School of Medicine Education II working group and the UCR Office of Planning, Design, and Construction following a design-build competition.

 

UCR School of Med Ed II exterior at night

 

“At the core of our design and construction efforts is the desire to support, promote, and advance the campus’ vision to create an inclusive and innovative learning environment,” said Eric Bain, Operations Manager for the project, in a release. The design also includes a large outdoor plaza that will unify and define a new School of Medicine precinct on campus.

LEED Platinum certification is being targeted. The building will incorporate solar panels and advanced mechanical systems design and thermally insulating materials.

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