UC Merced 2020 Project Wins DBIA National Award of Merit for Educational Facilities

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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, an organization that defines, teaches, and promotes best practices in design-build. DBIA’s 2021 award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in design-build project delivery where each of these Merit Award winners will go on to compete for a National Award of Excellence and Project of the Year.

Together with the Webcor, the UC Merced 2020 project is an ambitious public-private partnership that nearly doubles the campus footprint to support the enrollment of 10,000 students by the year 2020. The project consists of a new campus plan, design guidelines, infrastructure, open space, and 11 new buildings, including state-of-the-art research facilities, laboratories, a greenhouse, and a dining hall.

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