[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuaZJxDu1CY”][vc_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1578003475424-a17dd68e7fec2f8058d6a284fe23f579-7″ include=”992,994,995,999,1000,1001″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

Phase: Construction

Executive Design Professional: HKS in association with Safdie Rabines Architects

Contractor: Clark Construction

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2020

Location: West Campus Neighborhood (between Muir and Marshall Colleges)

Planning Study

As Sixth College’s future home, the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood is an important part of the Marshall/Sixth Colleges Planning Study that provides a framework to guide future development, open space, circulation and infrastructure improvements within the Marshall and Sixth neighborhood. The planning study assembles a collection of diverse places and development needs into one common vision, yet is intended to be flexible as needs and resources change over time.

Housing and Academic Support Space

The new Living and Learning Neighborhood buildings, varying in height up to 14 stories, will blend with the existing campus development and will provide:

  • Approximately 2,000 new beds, residential facilities, and support space for undergraduate students
  • A new home for Sixth College
  • New instruction and research space for departments and programs within the Divisions of Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities
  • General assignment classrooms
  • Residential life space for students and staff
  • Ancillary maintenance and operational support space

Dining and Retail Space

Retail operations along Ridge Walk and the project promenade, as well as Housing*Dining*Hospitality, operated market and dining facilities will energize the neighborhood. The re-envisioned Craft Center will return to UC San Diego offering students, faculty, staff and local community members unique opportunities to connect, create and collaborate.

Open Space

Thoughtfully designed open space will provide places to socialize and relax as well as pedestrian and bike-friendly pathways. Landscape design will be consistent with campus sustainability goals, emphasizing drought tolerance.

As part of the open space improvements, Scholars Drive will be realigned to create a more comfortable and safe pedestrian and micro-mobility environment along Ridge Walk on the eastern neighborhood boundary.


The neighborhood will include an underground parking structure providing approximately 1,200 parking spaces – over 200 more parking spaces than former lots P207 and P208 provided.


UC San Diego is committed to meeting UC system-wide goals of achieving Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design (LEED) Silver Certification for all new buildings with North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood seeking to achieve a LEED Platinum rating. Innovative design elements, like an anaerobic digester, condensate capture systems, and onsite photovoltaics, will help to achieve this goal. Learn more about UC San Diego’s Green Building Program.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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