North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood at UCSD

Location: 
La Jolla, California
Client: 
UC Regents
Architect: 
Size: 
1.2 Million Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2020
Certification: 
LEED Platinum (targeted)
Sector: 
Clark constructed the transformative North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the largest campus expansion project in the university's history. 
 

Spanning seven buildings, the community is the new home to Sixth College and features four residential halls, each named after a symbol from La Jolla’s natural landscape, that will house 2,000 undergraduates.

Open air spaces connect residences, academic facilities, parking, retail, a dining hall, and a market. Within the new neighborhood are the Arts and Humanities Building, the Social Sciences Public Engagement Building, the Craft Center, and space for non-curricular classes that will engage the campus and surrounding community.

The project was built to achieve LEED Platinum certification, featuring sustainable elements that include drought-tolerant landscaping, photovoltaic arrays powering a net-zero parking structure, and an anaerobic digester that processes food waste into electricity and fertilizer.

The Clark team’s work enables UCSD to accommodate its increasing student enrollment, which recently surpassed 40,000.