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Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

Merage Business School, UC Irvine
Irvine, California
Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed:
The alignment between the design and construction schedule was established on day one with an integrated project schedule that included design, submittal, fabrication, delivery, construction and close-out activities. The Hathaway Dinwiddie team provided an accelerated 23-month completion schedule to allow the building to open for the Fall start of the academic year. Over the last two decades, UC Irvine has continued to refine its design-build process to achieve best value through team collaboration and innovative project solutions.
The project consists of a 79,500-square-foot (47,840 assignable square feet) addition to the existing Paul Merage School of Business facility, creating a unified business education complex with the following base requirements: outdoor courtyard with food service and a commons space; technologically advanced classrooms, breakout/group study rooms and collaboration spaces; assembly spaces for lectures, symposia and panel discussions; state-of-the-art research space; offices for faculty, graduate students and administration. The University aspired to “effectively and elegantly unify the school around its core instructional and research areas as well as present a sophisticated business image to faculty, staff, students and the broader business community.” The new building interconnects with the existing facility to function as a cohesive whole while reinforcing the broader framework of campus development, circulation patterns and open space.
Client/Owner: University of California, Irvine
Design-Build Team
Design-Builder Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company
General Contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company
Architects Carrier Johnson + Culture
LMN Architects
Engineers DCI Engineers
Specialty Contractors Cupertino Electric
Pacific Rim Mechanical
Prieto Construction Co., Inc.
Walters & Wolf
G&G Door Products Inc.
Superior Wall Systems, Inc.
Corradini Corporation
Tahiti Cabinets, Inc.
Martin Integrated Systems
Anning Johnson
Precision Floor Covering
Cosco Fire Protection
Specialty Consultants Kema Services - LEED Consultants
Alvine Engineering
FPL and Associates
Lynn Capouya Design
Rolf Jensen & Associates
Duration of Construction: 23 months
Actual Project Cost: $40,578,666