Middle Earth Expansion

About this Project

The Middle Earth Expansion project will create 494 new freshman beds, sized to accommodate triple occupancy, expand dining commons and housing support spaces, including a new fitness center. In addition, the expansion project will provide space for Housing Administrative Services, releasing space in the Student Center to allow for current and future student resource growth needs.

The project will comply with UC Sustainability Policy and campus sustainability goals. The project is targeting “LEED Building Design and Construction – New Construction” Platinum Certification.

Middle Earth Expansion - Time Lapse

Project Details

Project Manager: Michael Morrell
Design & Construction Team
Gen. Contractor: Hensel Phelps
Architect: Mithun
Struct. Eng.: DCI Engineers
Civil Eng.: Fusco Engineering
Mech./Plumbing Eng.: MA Engineers
Electrical Eng.: Michael Wall Engineering
Landscape Architect: Mithun
Electrical: Helix Electric
Plumbing: Pan-Pacific Mechanical
Elevators: Kone
Drywall/Metal Studs/Plaster: The Nevell Group
Fire Protection: Cosco
Mechanical: Critchfield Mechanical
Earthwork: Bali Construction
Concrete: Hensel Phelps
Casework: Providence Ventures
Curtain Wall/Glazing: Kovac Building Enclosures
Doors and Frames: Glore & Associates
Kitchen Equipment: Duray JF Duncan Industries
Precast Panels: Clark Pacific

Pippin Renovations


Remodel of the 16,000 s.f., single story commons building into an activity center housing:

  • Large game and TV room
  • Weight room
  • Multiple music practice rooms
  • Mail center
  • Dance room
  • Outdoor patios