The University of California, Riverside is planning to construct 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 offer lecture halls, classrooms, specialized teaching spaces, student lounges, study areas, and academic and administrative offices. Featuring 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 certification will be sought for the sustainably designed project, which carries a construction cost of $85.4 million. Groundbreaking is slated for fall of 2021 with occupancy expected in summer of 2023.