Clark to Lead UCSD Student Housing Design-Build

September 08, 2008

SAN DIEGO – Clark Design/Build of California, Inc. has been awarded a $79 million design-build contract for the University of California San Diego (UCSD) North Campus Housing Phase 2 project. The 279,000 square-foot project includes a 12-story residential tower and low-rise sustainable apartment buildings. UCSD North Campus Housing Phase 2 will provide on-campus accommodations for 800 students and includes a retail component.

Both the tower and low-rise buildings will have a cast-in-place concrete exterior with stucco, metal panel, and curtainwall façade. UCSD North Campus Housing Phase 2 will be designed to meet LEED® Silver certification. The buildings will be oriented to maximize natural light and minimize heat gain, and a passive ventilation system will improve indoor air quality. The stormwater management and low-impact irrigation systems will reduce adverse effects on the surrounding environment.

The design phase of the UCSD North Campus Housing Phase 2 is underway with construction scheduled to begin in 2009. Completion is expected in March 2011.

Carrier Johnson of San Diego is the project architect. Additional project partners include M A Engineers, San Diego, mechanical engineer; Michael Wall Engineering, Inc., San Diego, electrical engineer; Nabih Youssef Associates, Los Angeles, structural engineer; A.O. Reed & Co., San Diego, mechanical and plumbing contractor; and Dynalectric, San Diego, electrical contractor.