UC Merced Downtown Admin Center
The new 67,400-square-foot Downtown Administration Building will be the University’s first building in downtown Merced. Formerly a vacant lot, this .85-acre parcel was purchased by the university in 2014.
Heller Manus has partnered with CannonDesign to create a new, innovate home for various administration and staff members. The university hopes that having a presence downtown will lead to more collaboration with local and regional industry, and provide much-needed space for the campus’s budding entrepreneurs to hone their ideas. The LEED Gold building is part of the UC Merced 2020 Project, which was approved in 2013.