The University of California, Riverside began construction in October of 2021 on the $100 million Education Building II to provide innovative learning environments for the School of Medicine. Created by the design-build team of CO Architects and Hensel Phelps Construction Company, the 90,000-gsf (57,000-asf) facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls, and specialized instructional venues. The five-level building will also provide meeting rooms, study areas, lounges, support spaces, and faculty offices. Offering myriad terraces and outdoor seating areas, the flexible and adaptable structure will enable the school to increase its class size to 125 students per year to address a critical shortage of physicians in the region. LEED Platinum sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which is slated for occupancy in fall of 2023.