University of California, San Diego Plans Living and Learning Neighborhood

The University of California, San Diego will begin construction in summer of 2018 on the $608 million Living and Learning Neighborhood at North Torrey Pines in San Diego. The design-build project team includes HKS as lead architect and architect of record, working in collaboration with Clark Construction, associate design firm Safdie Rabines Architects, and landscape architect OJB. The fully integrated university community will blend student housing, academic buildings, research laboratories, classrooms, and community space to create a truly immersive learning experience. Accommodating 2,000 students, the campus will feature seven new mixed-use buildings, and will also house UCSD’s Sixth College and the divisions of social sciences and arts and humanities. Designed to attain LEED Platinum certification, all residential buildings will utilize natural ventilation, and electricity will be generated by an aerobic digester that produces fertilizer for the community gardens. A net-zero parking structure, powered by a photovoltaic array, will also be constructed. Completion is expected in fall of 2020.

Related Organizations
HKS, Inc. - Lead Architect and Architect of Record
Clark Construction Group, Inc. - Design-Builder
Safdie Rabines Architects - Associate Architect