The UCI Alumni Center was created to be a beacon for alumni, encouraging them to reconnect with the place they received their education and to be more generous in their support. The resulting 16,072 SF two-story Type five building incorporates an open atrium, library, staff offices, meeting rooms, support areas, board room and conference center with a coffee shop and warming kitchen. With conference space opening onto a 3,500 SF outdoor patio, usable square feet is increased taking advantage of the mild Orange County climate and creating quality outdoor public space. Delivered using a design build contractual arrangement, C.W. Driver was integral in the design process, constructability review and value engineering effort. The Center’s design is consistent with the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices and a rating of LEED “Platinum”, achieved using energy saving systems, construction waste reduction, recycled material use and water conservation.
- UCI – Alumni Center
OwnerUniversity of California, Irvine
ArchitectFerguson Pape Baldwin Architects
Awards2013 DBIA-WPR Design Build Award of Merit