UC San Diego North Torrey Pines Living Learning

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UC San Diego North Torrey Pines Living Learning

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UC San Diego North Torrey Pines Living Learning

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UC San Diego North Torrey Pines Living Learning

UC San Diego North Torrey Pines Living Learning

UC San Diego aims to increase enrollment by 10,000 students by 2018, and efforts to attain that goal include modernizing facilities and accommodating students where they can live, work, learn, and play. A significant project of that strategic master plan is the newly re-envisioned North Torrey Pines Living & Learning Neighborhood.

In this project, UC San Diego tasked OJB with designing the landscape of this unique mixed-use neighborhood at Sixth College where it will feature housing for 2,000 beds, dining facilities, academic facilities, a below grade garage and a craft center. The exterior program will include outdoor classroom spaces, event lawns, a performance area, community gardens, roof terraces, basketball courts and two large public plazas.

There were a number of challenges such as designing space for all 2,000 students to have bike parking, a university mandate, and satisfying all university parties invested in the plan. Through multiple stakeholder meetings and collaboration, OJB was able to work swiftly with the design team to overcome these challenges. The project’s design process has also been unique in that general contractor, Clark Construction, was brought in early during the Design Concept phase to avoid potential delays in the RFI process. This has proven to be effective and will serve as a model for future Design-Build processes.

Construction began in June 2018 with estimated completion by 2020.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Location:
La Jolla, CA
Team: HKS Architects, Safdie Rabines Architects, Clark Construction
LEED: Targeting Platinum Certification