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Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) stewards the physical development of the UCR campus in support of its teaching, research, and public service mission.

PD&C’s work is guided by a strong commitment to sustainability and the acknowledgement of its truly diverse, inclusive, and globally-focused community. Through long range planning, new construction, and creative renovation of existing campus buildings, open space, and infrastructure, PDC seeks to preserve and enhance UCR’s distinct sense of place.

The work of Planning, Design & Construction is divided between the responsibilities for the planning and design of the campus, and the management of construction.


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Botanic Gardens stairs
Stairway to nature
The campus community now has easier access to the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens on a stairway connected to a scenic path. The Office of Planning, Design and Construction recently completed construction of the stairway on a small hill on the east side of campus that provides a shortcut to the gardens.
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Student Success Center
Student Success Center honored in Riverside city awards
UC Riverside has once again taken a top honor at the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards in January.
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site prep for garden
Native American Garden project underway
UC Riverside has begun work on a Native American Garden in the center of campus that pays respect to the region’s original inhabitants. The garden is planned for a 20,000-square-foot area in the upper mall outside the Highland Union Building, or HUB, and next to the recently renovated Pierce Hall. Preliminary work on the project began over the winter break with landscapers expected to start planting new trees and other vegetation in early February for a summer completion date, said Vilma Kern, project manager with the Office of Planning, Design and Construction.
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Arts Building
Arts Building gets a facelift
In early December, construction crews began work on repairs to the Performance Lab,  which houses a theater in the center of the building and is next to the stairs that face out to the Arts Walk area. Crews, who installed fencing and scaffolding around the building, have already completed the installation of a new roof, replacing one that had become leaky, said Tameesha Hayes, a project manager with the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction.
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School of Business design
Regents approve plans for new School of Business building
The Regents of the University of California have approved construction plans for a new UC Riverside School of Business building that will provide more instructional and administrative space to meet growing enrollment demand. The vote, which took place July 20, allows the campus to move forward with construction this fall. The new building is expected to be completed by fall 2024.
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Artist rendering of Student Health and Counseling Center
UCR begins construction of new Student Health and Counseling Center
UC Riverside will begin construction this week on a Student Health and Counseling Center that will bring together health and wellness services at an accessible, modern facility. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 18 for the planned two-story building located on the western portion of Parking Lot 21, south of Linden Street, between Aberdeen Drive and Pentland Way. Construction is anticipated to take over a year with the center opening to students by May 2023.
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Construction worker at Dundee-Glagow
UCR student housing part of major expansion
On a sunny morning at the north end of UC Riverside, bulldozers and dump trucks are busily grading dirt while construction crews put together a frame foundation for the campus’ newest housing and dining complex.
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