Mesa Court Expansion

About the Project

The $96.7 million, 250,000 SF, Mesa Court Expansion project consists of three new concrete structures, each standing five stories high, plus a podium. These residence halls include 884 beds and ancillary space such as study rooms, computer labs, a great room, a fitness center, a recreational room, student office space, kitchenettes, and laundry facilities. A cutting-edge dining facility has been incorporated into the design, providing a fresh food concept with multiple food venues, food preparation classes, and a coffee house with extended hours of operations. The expansive dining area can service all students housed at Mesa Court. This state-of-the-art facility serves a total of 2,500 students and residents and is a campus landmark and hub for the UC Irvine community. 

Quick Facts

  • Location Irvine, CA
  • Client University of California, Irvine
  • Industry Education
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Completion Date 7/30/2016
  • Duration 25 Months
  • Contract Value $ 96,702,935
  • Sustainability Platinum
  • Square Footage 250,000 SF



  • 2017 DBIA National Project of the Year
  • 2017 DBIA National Award of Excellence – Educational Facilities
  • 2017 DBIA National Awards of Merit – Educational Facilities
  • 2017 DBIA Western Pacific Region Regional Award
  • 2017 DBIA Western Pacific Region Design Excellence Award
  • 2017 ENR California Regional Best Project
  • 2017 AIA Seattle Honor Award for Washington Architecture – Award of Merit

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