SAN DIEGO - On June 18, 2018, representatives from Clark Construction Group, HKS Architects, and Safdie Rabines Architects joined officials from the University of California, San Diego to break ground on the UC San Diego North Torrey Pines Living & Learning Neighborhood, fulfilling the university’s vision of a fully integrated campus. Over the next 26 months, the Clark-led design-build team will bring to life a collegiate neighborhood unlike any other on campus, and distinct within the University of California system.
“The North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood is a fundamental component in the transformation of the UC San Diego campus into a live, learn, play community,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “It’s an extraordinary venture that will enhance our students’ experience, providing them with a truly dynamic environment in which they can thrive.”
The project — the largest in UC San Diego’s history — will become the new home for Sixth College with seven buildings and more than 1.6 million gross square feet. Located on a 10 acre site, the neighborhood will provide housing for 2,000 students, 1,200 underground parking spaces, a craft center, retail space, dining hall, and market. The complex will also feature two academic buildings: one for Social Sciences and one for the Arts and Humanities.
“We are extremely proud of our relationship with UC San Diego and are pleased to have the opportunity to deliver the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood,” said Clark Construction Senior Vice President Carlos Gonzalez. “This will be a transformational development not only for the university, but for the region and educational community at large. The Clark team and its design and trade partners are committed to delivering a world-class project that everyone can enjoy and be proud of.”
The North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood is designed to achieve LEED® Platinum certification.