SOM Design Director Michael Duncan and Associate Allison Albericci will present at the upcoming Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2017 Pacific Regional Conference. For this year's event, themed "Game Changers: Leveraging the Unexpected and Making the Most of It," Duncan and Albericci will speak about SOM's work on the University of California, Merced campus.
The Merced 2020 Project expands UC Merced's existing campus with the goal to increase the student population to 10,000 by the year 2020. With a scope that includes master planning, design, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance, the project comprises the development of creative mixed-use buildings, open space, infrastructure, landscaping, and recreational amenities. The Merced 2020 Project also supports the university's goal to achieve "triple net zero:" zero net energy, zero landfill waste, and zero net greenhouse gas emissions. The campus expansion is being delivered as a public-private partnership through Plenary Partners Merced (PPM), with SOM as the master plan architect.
SCUP 2017 Pacific Regional Conference
March 19 – 21, 2017
University of Washington
"Process, Design, and Delivery: UC Merced’s Ambitious Public-Private Partnership"
Monday, March 20
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Hub, Room 332
Michael Duncan will speak about how the UC Merced 2020 Project integrates planning, design, construction, operations, and finance under a single public-private partnership (P3) competition and contract.
"Delivering the Net Zero Campus: Expanding Sustainably at UC Merced"
Monday, March 20
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
The Hub, Room 334
Allison Albericci will speak about how the UC Merced 2020 Project is game-changing in terms of sustainable campus growth and rapid facilities delivery.