Content Tagged with: planning

Spieth Hall gets a new roof

UC Riverside’s Spieth Hall has a new roof and an improved fume hood exhaust system as part of a recently completed renovation project. Replacing the aged roof on the building, which was built in 1957, was a major portion of the work, which began in summer 2022 and was completed this month. The old roof had leaks and areas where puddles would...

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UCR celebrates construction start for North District 2

UC Riverside and its community partners celebrated a unique collaboration Wednesday, Nov. 4 as construction begins on a new housing complex that will be home to future university and community college students. The North District Phase 2 project represents a first for both UCR and the Riverside Community College District, or RCCD, creating a...

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School of Medicine holds ribbon-cutting for new building

UC Riverside leaders reflected on the 10-year anniversary of the School of Medicine and looked to the future as they celebrated the opening of a new educational building . More than 300 guests attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the School of Medicine Education Building II on Tuesday, Sept. 26, including local legislative leaders and two members...

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Native American garden opens to campus

UC Riverside’s new Native American Landscape Garden is now open at the center of campus. Campus leaders and others involved in its planning celebrated the project’s completion with a walk-through of the 20,000-square-foot garden on Friday, Sept. 22, which also happened to be California Native American Day. The committee members, which included...

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School of Medicine ready to unveil new education building

UC Riverside’s School of Medicine is celebrating a major milestone with the completion of a new instructional and administrative building that will allow it to increase enrollment. Following two years of construction, the School of Medicine Education Building II is opening this fall, just as the school celebrates its 10th anniversary. A ribbon...

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Native American Garden grows at the center of campus

Trees and plants are sprouting in the center of the UC Riverside campus as the new Native American Garden nears completion. A landscape contractor began planting trees, bushes, and other vegetation this spring in a 20,000-square-foot area in the upper mall outside the Highlander Union Building, or HUB, next to Pierce Hall. The garden is intended to...

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New high-tech greenhouse facility opens to researchers

At the top floor of UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 building, geneticist Julia Bailey-Serres is testing how to grow rice to withstand drought and flooding conditions in countries like India. In the laboratory next to her, researcher Bao-Lam Huynh is growing new varieties of cowpea plants that will be sent to Africa. Their work takes advantage...

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School of Business celebrates groundbreaking for its new building

UC Riverside celebrated a new chapter for the School of Business with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new instructional and administrative building that will provide increased space and modern facilities to meet growing enrollment demands. Campus and community leaders gathered Thursday, April 27 at former Parking Lot 8, where the four-story, 63,400...

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UCR solar panel installation named project of the year

A project installing solar panels on two UC Riverside buildings has won a top prize from a solar energy industry publication. Solar Builder Magazine awarded the Rooftop Project of the Year to the campus for a project installing over 1,000 solar panels on the Student Recreation Center and Student Services Building roofs last year. The two...

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Improved Eucalyptus Walk reopens

A UC Riverside walking path between the Barn and Rivera Library has reopened to the campus following a repair project. The 350-foot section of the Eucalyptus Walk that connects to Rivera, Watkins Hall, and Olmstead Theatre was closed in January for the construction project, which was completed in late May. The heavily used pathway, near a bus stop...

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New School of Medicine building beginning to take shape

Construction work on a new School of Medicine building is continuing to make progress. A large tower crane has been stationed at the construction site on the east side of campus in the last couple months as crews put up walls, columns, and components of the building structure. “The construction team has been working very hard to get the building...

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Campus power system gets a boost

UC Riverside’s electrical system is getting an upgrade. An electrical infrastructure project underway for over a year will provide the campus with more reliability, capacity, and safety, said Drew Hecht, director of project management for the Office of Planning, Development, and Construction. “This is a huge step forward for the campus – reducing...

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UCR plan anticipates next phase of campus growth

UC Riverside has completed its 2021 Long Range Development Plan , or 2021 LRDP, a guiding document that will set the stage for the campus to grow student enrollment to 35,000 by 2035. The plan, which was approved by the UC Regents on Nov. 18, also anticipates adding 5.5 million gross square feet in instructional and residential space to support the...

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