MERCED, Calif. (May 30, 2013) – University of California, Merced recently selected Sundt Construction, Inc. as the construction manager/general contractor for a classroom and academic office building that will break ground in late 2013.
The $39 million, three-story building designed by architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz will be approximately 77,000 gross square feet, with 120-seat, 150-seat and 210-seat sloped-floor lecture halls, two 90-seat, flat-floor lecture halls, classrooms, dry laboratories, offices and other support spaces. The building will increase on-campus classroom seats by 26 percent when it is complete in fall 2015.
“UC, Merced is the youngest UC campus and administrators have an aggressive growth plan for the next 10 years,” said Sundt Vice President Teri Jones. “The new classroom and academic building will provide the much-needed space for UC, Merced’s ever-expanding student population.”
This will be Sundt’s third project on the University of California, Merced. Sundt completed the University of California, Merced Stem Cell Instrumentation Foundry in 2010 and the LEED Gold-certified Social Sciences and Management Building in 2011.
As a leader in education construction throughout California, Sundt is also currently building on the Santa Monica High School, DeAnza College, San Jose State, University of California, Davis and Coast Community College campuses.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 64th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is also ranked 17th on ENR‘s list of Top Contractors in California.