Rising Above

Steve Zylius / UCI

Rising Above


The Mesa Court Towers are a hub of student activity at twilight. Opened in 2016, the three six-story residential buildings feature sustainable design and shared amenities ranging from flexible classroom and study spaces to a recreation center. The complex was named 2017 Project of the Year by the Design-Build Institute of America, which cited its “learn to live” environment and “understanding that learning does not stop after students leave the lecture hall.”