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North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

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 that incorporates residential, academic and administrative space. This new neighborhood will feature dining and retail space along with parking, plentiful open space and a pedestrian and bike-friendly layout. View conceptual images (PDF).

Envisioned to be a vibrant and active hub, the neighborhood will also be a welcoming and comfortable place that promotes community.

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Project Details

  • Project Manager: Matthew Smith, (858) 246-1970
  • Phase: Construction
  • Executive Design Professional: HKS in association with Safdie Rabines Architects
  • Contractor: Clark Construction
  • Completied: Fall 2020
  • Location: West Campus Neighborhood (between Muir and Marshall Colleges)
  • LEED Certification Goal: Platinum rating

Nuevo East Student Housing

Nuevo East Student Housing

UC San Diego’s Nuevo East Student Housing project primarily serves single graduate and professional students in apartment-style housing. The project sits on nine acres and includes 1,414 beds in 757 units of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Because campus housing is significantly more affordable than off-campus housing, demand for campus housing remains at an all-time high. Campus graduate and professional housing’s total occupancy cost is approximately 20 percent lower than the surrounding private market.

The project also includes a student community center called the “Exchange” that houses residential and support services for Nuevo East residents and those 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 were demolished to accommodate this project.

Project Details

  • Phase: Construction
  • Project Manager: Dennis Brown, (858) 246-0185
  • Executive Design Professional: Mithun
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Completed: Spring 2020
  • Location: Mesa Housing Neighborhood
  • LEED Certification Goal: Gold rating

Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing

Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing rendering

The Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing project redeveloped 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 consists of two residential buildings, one 12-story high-rise and one 7-story mid-rise, and contains 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 also includes 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 provides 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 eliminated 214 existing surface parking spaces and required demolition of 50 two-bedroom apartments (100 beds). 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
  • Phase: Construction
  • Executive Design Professional: Mithun
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Completed: Winter 2020
  • Location: Mesa Housing Neighborhood
  • LEED Certification Goal: Gold rating

Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

Mesa Housing Pedestrian and Bike Bridge

This bridge provides 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 spans 465 linear feet and features a 10-foot-wide bike lane and a separate 6-foot-wide pedestrian walkway. The bridge crosses over the environmentally sensitive Central Canyon to eliminate permanent impacts to the nearby wetlands and surrounding natural environment.

The northwest end of the bridge ties into the existing sidewalk at Medical Center Drive, providing direct connectivity to the Gilman Drive Bridge. At the southeast end of bridge ramp, the pathway connects 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
  • Phase: Construction
  • Executive Design Professional: Kleinfelder
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps 
  • Completed: Winter 2020
  • Location: East Campus Neighborhood

Center for Novel Therapeutics

Center For Novel Therapeutics

The Center for Novel Therapeutics (CNT) promotes creation of new, personalized therapeutics through research conducted by UC San Diego investigators and private sector collaborators in a shared space. The project unites 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 are trained in drug discovery, create shared resources and learning forums of mutual interest to academic and private sector scientists. The CNT also facilitates 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 three-story structure that includes 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 facilitates use by clinicians and research subjects. The project included pedestrian and landscape improvements.

Project Details

  • Executive Design Professional: Perkins + Will
  • Contractor: N/A
  • Completed: Spring 2019
  • Location: East Campus Neighborhood – Science Research Park (map)