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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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Batchelor Hall renovation
Batchelor Hall renovation upgrades aging building
A renovation project at UC Riverside’s Batchelor Hall is expected to give the aging building a major upgrade. The project, which began in December, will replace old and outdated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems at one of the oldest campus buildings. Fire sprinklers will be installed, and the building will get a new roof as part of the project. New LED lighting will also be added to hallways.
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Student Health and Counseling Center
Construction progressing on new student health building
UC Riverside’s new Student Health and Counseling Center is beginning to take shape. The project celebrated a milestone with a topping off ceremony in early August as construction crews placed the top beam on the two-story structure. The new building will bring together medical, mental health, and wellbeing services in one convenient location and modern facility.
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Student Success Center
Student Success Center wins design award
UC Riverside’s Student Success Center has won an award for its design from a national industry group. The Design Build Institute of America recognized the new campus building as part of its annual National Project/Team awards announced this month. A panel of industry experts selected the top 30 projects in 10 categories that represent the best in design-build.
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Eucalyptus Walk
Improved Eucalyptus Walk reopens
A UC Riverside walking path between the Barn and Rivera Library has reopened to the campus following a repair project. The 350-foot section of the Eucalyptus Walk that connects to Rivera, Watkins Hall, and Olmstead Theatre was closed in January for the construction project, which was completed in late May. The heavily used pathway, near a bus stop at West Campus Drive, is one of the older ones on campus and had areas of aged and broken concrete which had deteriorated over the years. 
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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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