Progress of the construction of the new student health building
UC Riverside’s new student health and counseling center is beginning to take shape.
The project celebrated a milestone with a closing ceremony in early August as construction crews placed the top beam on the two-story structure. The new building will bring together medical, mental health and wellness services in a convenient location and modern facilities.
Construction began in February on the western part of car park 21, south of Linden Street, between Aberdeen Drive and Pentland Way.
Six months later, the basic form of the building is now standing. The basement, first and second floor decks have been installed while the steel columns and roof beams are now in place.
The project is expected to be completed by summer 2023 and ready for staff move-in in August, said Dexter Galang, project manager in the Office of Planning, Design and Construction.
The closing ceremony included the construction team and health and council employees who will work in the new building. They signed a steel beam that was raised to the top of the structure.
“It was a great and great time for them to see something they worked so hard for come to fruition,” Galang said.
The 39,450 square foot building with 27,900 square feet of assignable space will house student health services, well, and counseling and psychology services. All three are now located in separate buildings with student health services at the Veitch Building, which was built in the mid-1960s and is about half the size.