Featured Projects

Planning Phase

Design and Innovation Building

Design and Innovation Building render

This 74,000-square-foot collaborative workspace aims to encourage new ideas, products and services that contribute to UC San Diego’s entrepreneurial spirit. Specifically, the goal is to encourage more collaboration between Jacobs School of Engineering, the Visual Arts and Cognitive Science Departments, and other campus departments as well as the Office of Innovation and Commercialization and the Alumni Association. This will be done via multipurpose building space that can be easily reconfigured for all sorts of programs, meetings and studio learning.

The new facility will become a home base for design and innovation activities, which are currently distributed across the campus. Adjacent to the new Light Rail Transit (LRT) station, this building will provide a new entrance experience to the campus and be a beacon not only for students, staff and visitors but also for the larger San Diego community.

Project Details

  • Program Manager: Laura McCarty, (858) 263-8353
  • Executive Design Professional: EHDD Architecture
  • Contractor: “TBD” until projects bid
  • Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021
  • Location: Sixth College Neighborhood

Franklin Antonio Hall

Engineering Interdisciplinary Building

In an effort to meet the needs of its growing student population, the Jacobs School of Engineering is adding a free standing building that will feature 200,000 gross-square-feet of laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices, meeting space, an auditorium and café. The building will be designed to foster collaborations between various fields of research via shared laboratories and work areas.

The new construction will make room for more faculty, which will improve student-to-teacher ratio. The project site will also be connected to the university’s existing pedestrian paths and bike lanes, meaning a car won’t be necessary to access the building.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Mark Rowland, (858) 822-0725
  • Executive Design Professional: Perkins+Wills
  • Contractor: “TBD” until projects bid
  • Anticipated Completion: Summer 2021
  • Location: North Campus Neighborhood

Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

This bridge will provide a much-needed connection between Mesa Housing and the Medical Center, while also encouraging walking and biking with significantly shorter, safer routes to almost every part of campus.  The bridge will span 465 linear feet and will feature a 10-foot-wide bike lane and a separate 6-foot-wide pedestrian walkway. The bridge will also cross over the environmentally sensitive Central Canyon to ensure there will be no permanent impacts to the nearby wetlands and surrounding natural environment.

The northwest end of the bridge will tie into the existing sidewalk at Medical Center Drive, providing direct connectivity to the new Gilman Drive Bridge. At the southeast end of bridge ramp, the pathway will connect to Miramar Street, allowing people to go east or west along Miramar Street at the housing complex.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Ross Kunishige, (858) 822-4841
  • Executive Design Professional: Kleinfelder
  • Contractor: N/A
  • Anticipated Completion: Winter 2019
  • Location: East Campus Neighborhood

Triton Pavilion for Student Resources and Community Engagement

Triton Pavilion for Student Resources and Community Engagement (Triton Pavilion) is proposed for development on seven acres and would be the first project in the San Diego campus’s long-term plan to revitalize seven acres of the 19-acre district known as the University Center, located at the heart of the campus. The project would support enrollment growth, improve the student experience, and consolidate complementary programs and services, including Student Health and Wellbeing, Alumni and Welcome Center, UC San Diego Extension, Global Education, campus support, retail, and restaurant/food service. These programs and services not only benefit the student population but also promote access to life-long learning opportunities for alumni and the San Diego community. The Triton Pavilion project would include public realm site improvements that would transform the campus arrival experience and create a defined entry portal and primary gateway destination at the center of campus for students, prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors. Exterior improvements would include enhanced pedestrian and bicycle circulation, a dedicated tour bus zone, ride-share drop-off/pick-up zones, and space for outdoor events to activate and enliven the campus core.

The project would replace the approximately 90 surface parking spaces currently located within the project site boundary with approximately 300 spaces (approximately 210 net new), all below-grade. These existing parking spaces are in high demand and fully occupied during peak hours. The 300 spaces proposed are 20 percent less than the projected demand as a result of the project. Parking would serve alumni, donors, visitors, prospective student visitors and their families, and members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which is part of UC San Diego Extension. With Light Rail Transit service coming to campus in 2021, the growth in the number of commuters

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Brooke Sween-McGloin, (858) 246-2684
  • Executive Design Professional: “TBD” until projects bid
  • Contractor: “TBD” until projects bid
  • Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021
  • Location: University Center Neighborhood

Design Phase

Nuevo East Student Housing

Nuevo East Student Housing rendering

UC San Diego’s proposed Nuevo East Student Housing project would primarily serve single graduate and professional students in apartment-style housing. The project would be on nine acres and include approximately 1,414 beds in approximately 757 units of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Apartment-style housing is flexible and, if needed, a portion of the new beds could temporarily be offered to upper division single undergraduates.

Because campus housing is significantly more affordable than off-campus housing, demand for campus housing continues to be at an all-time high. Campus graduate and professional housing’s total occupancy cost is projected to be approximately 30 percent lower than the surrounding private market.

The project would also include a student community center called the “Exchange” that would house residential and support services for residents of Nuevo East as well as for residents living in adjacent on-campus housing, including Mesa Nueva, Nuevo West and One Miramar Street Apartments. Twenty-two older housing buildings with 336 existing beds at north Mesa Housing and 224 surface parking spaces will be demolished to accomodate this project.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Dennis Brown, Project Manager, (858) 246-0185
  • Executive Design Professional: Mithun
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Anticipated Completion: Winter 2020
  • Location: Mesa Housing Neighborhood

Voigt Parking Structure

Voigt Parking Structure rendering

The campus proposes construction of the Voigt Parking Structure on surface parking lot P503 which would provide approximately 840 parking spaces in the Warren College neighborhood adjacent to the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Over the past decade, the ongoing physical development of the campus has had significant impact on the demand for and availability of parking, especially in central areas. Construction of more than four million gross square feet of new instruction and research facilities and student housing addressed space deficiencies associated with historical enrollment growth. However, most of those new facilities were constructed on surface parking lots that were not replaced, significantly reducing the parking space inventory over time.

Even with tremendous progress made in recent years to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles entering campus and anticipation of reduced demand (10%) upon completion of Light Rail Transit service to campus, a critical need for additional parking options on the West Campus remains because parking occupancy during peak hours averages between 90 and 94 percent. Students, faculty and staff currently spend a significant amount of time looking for parking when the only available spaces are located more than a ten-minute walk from their offices or classrooms. Visitors have a similar experience but with the added disadvantage of not being familiar with the campus.

Project Details

Project Manager: Barbara Anderson, (858) 534-4907
Executive Design Professional: Studio E and Land Lab
Contractor: McCarthy
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2019
Location: North Campus / Warren College/ Jacobs School of Engineering

Construction Phase

Center for Novel Therapeutics

Center For Novel Therapeuticsrender

The Center for Novel Therapeutics (CNT) will promote creation of new, personalized therapeutics through research conducted by UC San Diego investigators and private sector collaborators in a shared space. The project seeks to unite necessary multidisciplinary expertise to discover new, more effective treatment, diagnostic and prevention interventions and shorten the time required to bring these new interventions to clinical trials.

Students and post-doctoral fellows will be trained in drug discovery, create shared resources and learning forums of mutual interest to academic and private sector scientists. The CNT will also facilitate transition of therapies ready and available for early human testing into the clinical arena through highly sophisticated clinical research resources at UC San Diego.

The 110,000 GSF project is envisioned as a three-story structure that would include a combination of 366 below-grade and surface parking spaces. The program includes wet and dry laboratories, bioengineering core facilities, research support spaces, clinical space, human subject assessment (but not patient care), lecture hall and offices.

Proximity to the Moores Cancer Center is required to facilitate use by clinicians and research subjects. The project also includes pedestrian and landscape improvements.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Kathy Lord
  • Executive Design Professional: Perkins + Will
  • Contractor: N/A
  • Anticipated Completion: Spring 2019
  • Location: East Campus Neighborhood – Science Research Park (map)

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood render

The North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood will be an exciting new addition to the UC San Diego campus. It represents a unique opportunity to plan, design and build a vibrant mixed-use community incorporating residential, academic and administrative space.

Located on the west campus between Muir and Marshall Colleges, the Living and Learning Neighborhood will also feature dining and retail space as well as parking. With plentiful open space and a pedestrian and bike-friendly layout, the new neighborhood will be a welcoming space for all who are there to live, learn, work or visit.

For details, visit livinglearning.ucsd.edu.

Project Details

  • Program Manager: Walter Kanzler, (858) 534-4094
  • Executive Design Professional: HKS in association with Safdie Rabines Architects
  • Contractor: Clark Construction
  • Anticipated Completion: Fall 2020
  • Location: West Campus Neighborhood

Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing

Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing rendering

The Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing project will redevelop 6.2 acres of existing low-density apartments located in the north Mesa Housing neighborhood to provide 802 new beds for single graduate and professional students. The project will consist of two residential buildings, one 12-story high-rise and one 7-story mid-rise, and will contain a mix of studios, two-bedroom, four-bedroom and six-bedroom apartments for a total of 257 units. The project includes a 1,200 space parking structure and a separate small building for a neighborhood market.

Located within the 7-story mid-rise building, the project will also include approximately 82 beds and support and administrative space for the UC San Diego Health – La Jolla Family House. Similar to Bannister Family House at the Hillcrest Medical Center, the La Jolla Family House will provide accommodations for patients and patients’ families in need of immediate support while receiving medical treatment from UC San Diego Health in La Jolla.

The project will eliminate 214 existing surface parking spaces and require demolition of 50 two-bedroom apartments (100 beds). Because campus housing is significantly more affordable than off-campus housing, demand for campus housing is considered to be at an all-time high. The total occupancy cost for on-campus graduate student housing is forecasted to be approximately 30 percent lower than surrounding off-campus rates.

Project Details

Project Manager: Juli Smith, (858) 822-1527
Executive Design Professional: Mithun
Contractor: Hensel Phelps
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2019
Location: Mesa Housing Neighborhood

Tata Hall for the Sciences

Tata Hall for the Sciences render

A new state-of-the-art building is under construction for students studying biological sciences and chemistry/biochemistry at UC San Diego. The 132,000-square-foot project will include eight new wet and dry laboratories designed to accommodate up to 24 students each.

The building will also feature several support spaces like equipment rooms, controlled temperature rooms, a satellite vivarium, procedure rooms, chemical storage rooms, tissue culture room and more.

Academic office space to support faculty and postdoctoral scholars providing instruction and research in the building are also part of the new construction, along with an auditorium and a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility.

Located in the campus’s Revelle College Neighborhood, the new building will provide opportunities for expanded research and teaching as well as opportunities for collaboration with chemistry and biochemistry when it opens in summer 2018.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Brad Phipps, (858) 534-7858
  • Executive Design Professional: CO Architects
  • Contractor: McCarthy
  • Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018
  • Project Location: Revelle College Neighborhood (map)

Recently Completed

Osler Parking Structure

Osler Parking Structure render

Located at the corner of Gilman Drive and Osler Lane, the project proposes to build 1,200–1,400 parking spaces, replacing parking lot P604 (250 spaces) and adjacent to the Grove boundary. The parking structure will allow access from Gilman Drive, reducing traffic on Osler Lane.

Peak campus parking occupancy rates range from 94%–98%. The site was identified because several major campus destinations are within a 10-minute walk.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Dennis Brown, (858) 246-0185
  • Executive Design Professional: Gensler
  • Contractor: Swinerton
  • Completed: August 2018
  • Location: School of Medicine Neighborhood (map)

Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion

Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion

The Outpatient Pavilion aims to improve outpatient care by streamlining the resources and support needed to deliver quality care, all in one building.

The nearly 150,000 square-foot facility houses several programs and services, which thereby provides extended support to the Jacobs Medical Center. Specific program uses include ambulatory surgery, outpatient imagery, physical therapy and disease-specific clinics that focus on pain, urology, musculoskeletal care, breast health and infusion.

The new Outpatient Pavilion is being built on a 3.5 acre site on the La Jolla campus and is targeting a LEED Silver certification.

Project Details

  • Project Manager: Rod Barker, (858) 822-1971
  • Executive Design Professional: CO Architects
  • Contractor: N/A
  • Completed: March 2018
  • Location: East Campus Neighborhood (map)