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UC Riverside School of Business

A beacon of academic excellence

A ground-breaking new home that will help attract, retain and nurture the very best regional, national and international talent.

Our design navigates the delicate transition between the civic and the scenic through a celebration of the site’s challenging topography to foster connections between the site, the campus, and the users. Each grade offers opportunities for external campus connections with accessible entry on multiple levels. Large outdoor terraces have been located at every floor, blurring the boundaries between outside and in.

Along with the more formal instructional spaces, a series of informal collaborative spaces are located throughout the building. Focused around public areas, these spaces are easily accessible and visible to all, encouraging spontaneous interaction. Large, open, informal collaborative spaces are also complimented by smaller spaces to support more individual or focused study.

The auditorium at Level 1 is directly accessible from the entry plaza to avoid large volumes of people passing through the building at regular intervals during the day. Level 2 forms an academic hub, with large, tiered classrooms, computer lab and a multipurpose room grouped together. A graduate hub sits above on level 3 with faculty and administrative offices on level 4.

Project details

Project name: UC Riverside School of Business

Location: Riverside, CA, USA

Value: > $100M

Scope: Architecture

Clients: University of California Riverside

Status: Complete

Contractor: Swinerton

Design collaborator/ Architect of record: AECOM

Structural engineer: Beuhler Engineering

MEP engineer: AECOM

Landscape architect: MIG