Glacier Point and El Portal Residence Halls

University of California Merced

As the largest social infrastructure P3 project in the United States, the UC Merced 2020 Project incorporates private sector innovation and efficiencies to achieve the University’s aggressive development schedule while maintaining flexibility within the plan to accommodate future needs.

Over the 1.2 million GSF footprint of the development, the objective is to nurture an inspiring living and learning atmosphere that enhances the campus setting, encourages spontaneous interaction, and enables interdisciplinary collaboration.

Mahlum is responsible for two of the four live-learn facilities, providing more than half of the 1,700 new beds. Both structures will support UC Merced’s Zero Net Energy goal by achieving a minimum energy performance of a 20% reduction from the Title 24 2013 Energy Efficiency Standard which is at least a 22% energy cost savings over an ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline.

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Americas Awards for Excellence, Low-Carbon Development Recognition (2023) | Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Educational Facilities, Merit Award (2021) | USGBC LEED Platinum Certification (2020)

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