The University of California, Merced 2020 Expansion has received a National Award of Merit for the Educational Facilities category from the Design-Build Institute of America.
Building Design + Construction features the UC Merced 2020 Project, which comprises a master plan and 11 new LEED Platinum buildings—helping UCM become the first public research university in the U.S. to achieve carbon neutrality and the only campus to have all buildings LEED certified.
The University of California, Merced has announced that all 11 buildings included in the university's recently completed 2020 Project—an ambitious public-private partnership that nearly doubled the campus footprint—have been awarded LEED Platinum certification.
Metal Architecture magazine features the UC Merced Pavilion—a modern dining hall designed to reflect the industrial, agricultural character of California's Central Valley. The simple, shed roof building serves the campus as a vital hub and gathering place for students and faculty.
The Pavilion at Little Lake at the University of California, Merced; Shanghai Old Town Master Plan; and Chengdu Tianfu International Airport City have each been honored with 2019 AIA California Council Design Awards. The esteemed program recognizes excellence across architecture and urban design.
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland speaks with The New York Times about the university's exponential growth and continuing legacy of educating underrepresented students. She also discusses the Merced 2020 Project, an expansive master planning effort designed and led by SOM.
AIA San Francisco recognized two SOM projects at the 2019 Design Awards. The Monterey Conference Center won an Honor Award for Architecture, and the University of California, Merced, Pavilion at Little Lake took home a Citation Award for Architecture.
On August 16th, 2018, the University of California, Merced hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the 2020 Project. The four-year project will add approximately 1.2 million gross square feet of teaching, research, residential, and student-support facilities to the existing campus.
The University of California, Merced – 2020 Campus Development has received an Excellence in Planning Award from the American Planning Association. The project, a public-private partnership, won in the program's Urban Design category.