UC Riverside Pierce Hall Renovation

The Pierce Hall renovation is a three-story interior and exterior improvement project at UC Riverside. The 114,000 sf building was originally constructed in 1966 and is one of the oldest on campus. The project consisted of 80,000 sf of lab and classroom renovations, 34,000 sf of administration area renovations, and a new 16,000 sf electrical and mechanical plant. The intent of the project was to improve the quality of instructional and research environments, address space deficiencies, and overall move the campus toward achieving its strategic goals.

Coffman designed upgrades to the existing electrical distribution system for normal and emergency power by providing a new 480V/277V transformer substation and distribution boards to new 480V/277V equipment in the basement. Coffman also designed new lighting and lighting control systems complying with T-24 requirements, upgrades to the voice/data system infrastructure with new BDF and IDF rooms, new CCTV, access control systems complying with UC Riverside requirements, and new AV systems for eight laboratories, a conference room, and a classroom.

Photography Credit: UCR Stan Lim


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