The Eleanor Roosevelt College creates a home for a college which had previously been spread throughout the UCSD campus, lacking a cohesive unity. The design includes housing and dining facilities, meeting rooms, academic offices and a parking structure. The college is organized around a series of large public outdoor spaces, terraces and promenades that distinguish the character of the project. Many of the new buildings are defined by balconies and terraces that take advantage of San Diego’s mild climate and the site’s panoramic ocean views. Housing includes space for 450 students in residence halls and 740 students in apartments, with a variety of other units available including flats and townhouses.
In collaboration with Moshe Safdie & Associates