University of California, San Diego has selected Clark Construction Group and a design team led by HKS and Safdie Rabines to bring to life a collegiate neighborhood unlike any other on campus, and distinct within the University of California (UC) System.
Clark will construct the Living and Learning Neighborhood at North Torrey Pines, fulfilling UC San Diego’s vision of a fully integrated University community. This unique design-build project will integrate student housing, academic buildings and research spaces, general assignment classrooms, and community service programs to provide students, faculty, and staff with an immersive learning experience. The project also will include the Craft Center, a space providing non-curricular classes that will engage the campus and surrounding community.
The vibrant mixed-use neighborhood will house 2,000 undergraduates and will be the new home for Sixth College, as well as the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities deans and their respective departments. The Living and Learning community will be comprised of seven buildings connected with open outdoor spaces, underground parking for 1,200 vehicles, and public realm Improvements that include pedestrian and bike-friendly pathways.
The project is designed to achieve LEED® Platinum certification.
Design efforts for the Living and Learning Neighborhood are underway; construction will begin in summer 2018. The project is slated for completion in 2020.