UC Irvine Mesa Court Expansion

About the Project

The 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 was 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 services 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
  • Architect Mithun
  • Industry Education
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Delivery Method Design-Build
  • Completion Date July 2016
  • Duration 27 Months
  • Contract Value $ 97,720,691
  • Sustainability LEED 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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