UCSD receives funds for two projects

Two months of sales of California state bonds mean UCSD can restart two major construction projects: an engineering building and expansion of the Rady School of Management campus. Both projects had been frozen since December 2008 due to the state’s cash position, according to a UCSD news release.

In December 2008, University of California projects totaling $983 million were initially halted or suspended as a result of a freeze on capital outlays.

The five-story Rady School project will hold a classroom for 185 students, two tiered classrooms, 45 faculty offices, room for the Rady School Ph.D. program, three flat classrooms and 18 team-study rooms. The expansion should be completed in May 2012.

The engineering building Unit IV will be a four-story structure with office and laboratory space for 50 faculty serving 1,100 students and will house structural engineers, nano-engineers and visual artists. It will house the Structural Engineering Department, NanoEngineering Department, studios and design space for visual arts faculty and students, and research labs.