In 2021, the University of California, Riverside selected Hensel Phelps + CO Architects as the design-build team for the new School of Medicine Education Building II. The 95,000 SF building serves as an anchor for the eastern edge of campus within the newly defined School of Medicine Precinct, which connects existing and future buildings into a unified immersive environment. The building features traditional and emerging learning environments, offices, study spaces and social areas for students, faculty and staff.
At the core of the design and construction efforts was the desire to support, promote and advance the underserved and minority populations both on and off campus, advancing dreams that at many times feels unobtainable. The design-build team created a building that demystifies the requirements for medical school application, supports those matriculating through the program and acts as a resource for engagement with the local community to provide premiere healthcare options to Riverside County.
On September 26, 2023, Hensel Phelps + CO Architects, UC Riverside students, faculty, staff, alums and local and state officials celebrated the building’s ribbon cutting and grand opening–marking a pivotal moment in the school’s history as the School of Medicine celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
“The new building provides modern and thoughtfully designed learning and study spaces that will not only serve our students but the entire community. It provides room for future expansion, helping to fulfill our mission of training a diverse workforce of physicians to serve the healthcare needs of inland Southern California.”Deborah Deas, MD, MPH, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the UC Riverside School of Medicine