SEATTLE, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LMN Architects, a multidisciplinary design firm with a reputation for community-focused projects of all scales, and California-based builder Hathaway Dinwiddie, announce the completion of the University Extension Building for the Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) at the University of California, Irvine. The $39 million building—a collaboration between designers LMN Architects, builder Hathaway Dinwiddie, and architect of record Carrier Johnson + Culture—will serve as the heart of UC Irvine's University Extension Village, establishing an academic and social nexus for students pursuing life-long learning opportunities.
"Our new facility brings together the best tools, resources and technology to help us expand our services. It allows us to build upon our legacy of providing decades of excellence to working professionals and students at the local, regional and global levels," said Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., Dean of DCE. Woven into the campus fabric and responsive to the local climate, the five-story, 75,000-square-foot Continuing Education building combines indoor and outdoor spaces together into a fluid pattern of student interactions, united by a central outdoor courtyard. The DCE program is focused on traditional and non-traditional students, through an educational approach emphasizing connectivity. With this new building, the DCE program establishes a distinct identity within the UCI framework.