IRVINE, CA-UC Irvine is frequently referred to as “Under Construction Indefinitely” for good reason. Being one of the fastest growing UC schools in the system, this 1,475-acre campus has taken on approximately 18 significant construction projects since early 2005 to accommodate for current and future growth.

One of the campus’ most important undertakings was a student center expansion, which held its Phase IV grand opening celebration Oct. 25 and 26. “The last expansion that the student center had undergone was in 1990,” Marc Tuchman, director of the student center, tells “When we opened that facility up in 1990 it didn’t take too many years before we recognized that we were outgrowing our space. The demand was greater than the facility we had.”

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