University of California, Riverside

Capital Asset Strategies

Pierce Hall Renovation

Pierce Hall


Pierce Hall is being renovated to improve the quality of instructional and research environments, address space deficiencies, and help position the campus to achieve its strategic goals. The building systems in Pierce Hall are no longer adequate to support the contemporary teaching and research needs of the building’s occupants. Improvements to these building systems and selective interior renovations will extend the useful life of the existing facility to support wet laboratory based instructional programs and low to medium-intensity research laboratories. Additional instructional student laboratory stations and a new general assignment seminar room will be provided via renovation that will directly support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.


The projects will renovate the North Wing and the first floor of the Center Wing to create new instructional laboratories and improve research laboratories in a core campus location. Former research laboratories will be converted into instructional laboratories on the first and second floors of the north wing, and existing research laboratories located on the third floor will be modernized. Four antiquated instructional laboratories in the Center Wing will also be renovated and other spaces converted to instructional laboratory support space. A new general assignment seminar room will be created in the South Wing.


The construction is funded by two separate projects, one state-funded and one campus-funded, however they are being constructed concurrently.

Start Dates

Phase 1: Sept 2018
Phase 2: Sept 2019

Projected End Dates

Phase 1: August 2019
Phase 2: January 2021


College of Natural & Agriculture Science, Bourns College of Engineering, Registrar

Key Milestones

Phase 1 complete in 12 months (North wing needs to be vacated-South wing remains occupied with temp utilities)

Phase 2 complete in 18 months (First floor instruction moves to completed north wing and is vacated-upper floors remain occupied and provided with temp utilities)

Key Contacts

CAS Planner: Jon Harvey
A&E Project Manager: Blythe Wilson and Dave Bomba

CNAS: Deborah McWilliams

BCOE: Maggie Souder

Space Management:  Sharyl Murdock and Jocelyne Nguema

Campus Fire Marshal: Scott Jackson

Move Liaisons (CNAS)


Contact Name


Barbara Wallace


Melissa Gomez

Physics and Astronomy

Mayela Castillo


Cheryl Gerry

Environmental Sciences

Deb Terao 

Earth Sciences

Deb Terao 


Jeff Obrecht

Dean's Office

Jennifer Farias

Dean's Office

Rhonda Inzunza


MEP Upgrades: $34,680,000 - General Fund Financing (AB94)
Building Interiors: $21,475,000 - Century Bods (External Financing)
  Total  : $56,155,000



1. Pre-Planning 2a. Preliminary Plan Schematics 2b. Preliminary Plan Design Development 3. Working Drawings 4. Construction 5. Equipment Final Fit / Installation

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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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