A $87 million business school building is being constructed at the University of California, Riverside.
The facility will help the university meet growing enrollment on campus, the university says in a news release.
Since 2015, student numbers have increased by 58% to 2,100 students in fall 2021.
The project consists of a four-story building that will have modern classrooms, a large auditorium, a computer lab, and other instructional space. It will be built south of Anderson Hall.
Anderson, one of the oldest buildings on campus, has one 80-seat classroom, a 32-seat computer lab, and a 36-seat classroom. As a result, many classes are held in other general assignment classroom spaces on and off campus, including a movie theater at University Village. As of July 1, the campus no longer has use of the movie theater.
The new building will have 38,500 square feet of space.
Features include two 80-seat classrooms; a 350-seat auditorium; a computer lab; a studio to record podcasts, lectures, videos, and other media; study areas; a student lounge; faculty offices; administrative offices including one for the dean; a faculty and staff lounge; an executive meeting room, and group meeting rooms.
The building will centralize School of Business classes and activities.
It is is expected to be completed in fall 2024.