University of Nevada, Reno's Mathewson Gateway Project Tops Out

April 29, 2024

UNR Topping Out Exterior Image

We are pleased to announce that the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Mathewson Gateway project topped out on April 24! University representatives joined Clark and project developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate at a ceremony celebrating the over 40,000 work hours that took place to reach this milestone.

The five-story, 128,000-square-foot academic building will house the College of Business and provide various spaces tailored to best practices in modern business education. These include a 300-seat auditorium, advanced technology labs, optimized teaching and study spaces, a student commons, team meeting spaces and collaboration zones, and faculty and administrative offices.

The best-in-class campus also features a landscaped courtyard, outdoor plazas, and a mix of student and community outreach programs that foster entrepreneurship, innovation, and spontaneous learning.

Since the groundbreaking in October 2023, the project team has:

  • Placed 3,800 cubic yards for concrete foundations
  • Poured 1,300 cubic yards of concrete for vertical cores
  • Erected 900 tons of structural steel
  • Installed 130,000 square feet of metal decking

UNR’s Mathewson Gateway District is adjacent to Interstate 80 and downtown Reno. The new business building aims to catalyze regional growth by enhancing connections between campus and the local community.

The project team focused on including local representation to jumpstart this economic growth. More than 70% of the project value is contracted to Northern Nevada trade partners, and a total of 23 Northern Nevada subcontractors are engaged in the project.

The project is expected to be delivered in July 2025. Thank you to UNR, Edgemoor, LMN Architects, and all our local trade partners and businesses for making this project successful!