What's New: Construction
By Ioana Patringenaru | October 2, 2006
What’s new this academic year? This Week@UCSD
is taking a quick look at what’s in store
for different areas of campus. Here’ is a
short list of some of the new buildings that have
opened or will pop up on campus throughout the year.
- The $17 million expansion and renovation of
the Biomedical Library was dedicated
on Sept. 14. The library supports the School of
Medicine, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy &
Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD Healthcare, and
the Division of Biological Sciences. Its collection
of approximately 200,000 bound volumes and approximately
2,550 current journal subscriptions covers the
fields of medicine and biology. The Biomedical
Library has doubled in size and increased seating
from about 200 to well over 600. The new building
also includes a 24-hour study facility for graduate
and professional students; three library classrooms;
14 group-study rooms; a presentation practice
room and an information commons of 80 computers
where students can consult sources and create
papers and presentations.
- Coming in April 2007: the $35 million Student
Academic Services Center, located in
the heart of the campus — a one stop-shop
for student services, including financial aid
and the Registrar. Designed by renowned architect
Rob Quigley, it will include restaurants, convenience
stores and other services. The 102,000-square-foot,
five-story structure replaces a number of World
War II Camp Matthews barracks buildings.
|East Campus Graduate Housing
- Coming in April 2007: East Campus Graduate Housing project,
with accommodations for about 800 graduate students with about 800 parking spots.
It carries a price tag of $78 million.
- Coming in August 2007: the Hopkins Parking Structure, located near RIMAC Field.
The six-level structure, with 1440 parking spots, carries a $30.6 million price tag.
It will feature improved security, including cameras and gates.
- Other projects include Phase 1 of the $43.5
million Rady School of Management facility
and the expansion and renovation of the Faculty
Club, expected to be completed in December,
although dining service will begin Sept. 18