Project Info

University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Multidisciplinary Research Building 1
Size l Delivery Method: 179,000 SF l Design Build – Criteria based
Sustainability: LEED Platinum
Project management, project controls, project procurement, researcher/stakeholder criteria development, construction management, construction administration
Riverside, California


The Challenges

This Multidisciplinary Research Building 1 (MRB1) provides wet and dry research laboratories, core laboratory support facilities, a vivarium, and space for faculty and academic support. A design competition was used to determine the ‘Best/Added Value’ selection of the Design-Build Team. The project was the first LEED Platinum building on the UC Riverside campus. The budget was based on a LEED Silver, but through partnering and innovation from the Design-Build team, LEED Platinum was achieved.