UC Irvine Middle Earth Residence Hall

Furnishing UC Irvine’s Incredible New Middle Earth Residence Hall

In Bedroom, Blog, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

This summer, we had the great good fortune to furnish UC Irvine’s beautiful new residence hall, the Middle Earth Towers. [See the video below.]

And this is not the first time we’ve worked with UCI on a big project. A few years ago, we furnished their dazzling LEED Platinum Mesa Court expansion.

During that project, we developed an innovative space-saving design to help them increase occupancy and manage a last minute surge in enrollment.

Middle Earth: Serving A Higher Cause

An expansion of UCI’s beloved Middle Earth complex, the fruit of this $130 million project was unveiled this past Monday, Sept 16 in time for students to move in on Friday.

The new complex will house 490 students and 10 residential advisors in 170 units with doubles, triples, and quads.

In addition to the 500 beds, the new towers include five lounges, a 1,000-seat dining hall, admin offices, study rooms, recreation space, and multipurpose rooms.

The expansion, started in 2017, was developed in part as a response to issues of student housing insecurity at UCI.

Similar to sister institutions like UCLA, UCI is faced with the growing issue of homeless college students and housing insecurity among its student body.

One central aim of the Middle Earth Towers expansion is to mitigate that problem.

Middle Earth Two Towers Furniture

Our Acero Collection combines a beautiful blend of wood and steal to ensure your beds last a lifetime without sacrificing style.

Steel end rails on the beds are a defining design feature and provide your students a safe and sturdy platform for bunkable beds.

We installed the following items: Acero Bed | Acero Desk | Rover Pedestal | Kozmo 72 Wardrobe

Video: UCI Middle Earth Quad Room Tour

Gallery: UCI Ribbon Cutting & Quad Room Tour