The Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Facility (UTLF) project will construct an approximately 120,000 gross-square-foot building to provide UC Riverside with critically needed classroom, class laboratory, and studio space to allow campus to serve current and future undergraduate students.

Project Scope:

UTLF will provide approximately 100,700 gross square feet (GSF) of new academic space. The space program is focused on undergraduate education and incorporates the following types of spaces, which strategically address some of the campus' most pressing instruction and instructional support space needs:

  • General assignment classrooms
  • Specialized teaching spaces such as labs and studios supporting the arts, engineering, and physical and natural sciences
  • Instructional support spaces


UTLF Project Updates

  • 950587 UTLF Construction Alert #1

    UTLF Neighborhood Representatives,

    The Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Facility (UTLF) project is in the vicinity of your respective buildings at Parking Lot 19. I’m emailing you on behalf of the project team to inform you about the approaching construction start date for the UTLF building construction and wanted to reach out and provide an update.

    We have been working with McCarthy Building Company to define a logistics and fence plan- which is linked below, and identifies the extents of the construction fenced areas.   
    01 5000 Site Logistics Plan_UCR.pdf 

    Construction Site Fences will start being installed on the 10th of June, followed by construction activities beginning at the end of June.  

    The project team and myself plan to have a cadence of weekly or biweekly neighborhood meetings to present a look ahead for construction activities in the upcoming weeks, followed along with a weekly construction alerts notification email.  We will be setting up these neighborhood meeting starting next week- Additional details to follow. 

    These weekly construction alerts will be posted on a weekly basis on the PDC project website. Live Feed Cameras will also be available starting in Mid-Late June.  Please let me know if there are any individuals from your team/ department that would need/want to be part of the construction neighborhood meetings (weekly/biweekly) and the weekly construction email alert notifications.

    The Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Facility Construction Team recognizes that construction activities will at times pose inconveniences and disruption to the surrounding neighborhood. With this effort we aim to be proactive about communicating upcoming work, and be mindful to minimize impact on your operations. We thank you in advance for your patience during construction of this project. 

    Please let us know if you would like to be removed from the project notification email. Also, please advise if you would like us to include additional recipients by responding to this email with the required information.  

    Thank you

    Sarah Sabera-Turab

    Planning, Design & Construction|University of California, Riverside
    P: 951.827.5825 | C: 951. 584 .6611 |

Project Timeline: 

Anticipated Start:
July 2024

Anticipated Completion:
Fall 2026

PD&C Contact:

Project Manager: Sarah Sabera-Turab
tel: (951) 827-5825

Project Planner: Melissa Garrety
tel: (951) 827-7376

Project Working Group:

Ken Baerenklau, Associate Provost, Chair

Bracken Daley, Registrar

Connie Nugent, CNAS Divisional Dean of Student Academic Affairs

Covadonga Lamar Prieto, CHASS Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Huinan Liu, BCOE Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs

Linda Walling, Chair of the Physical Resources Committee


Steinberg Hart


McCarthy Building Co