Clark Construction Leads $608M San Diego Mixed-Use Project

With the help of HKS Architects, the company will bring to life the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood, a 10-acre project that will include 2,000 beds, academic buildings, research facilities, and more.

Clark Construction Group has been selected by University of California San Diego (UCSD) to build the $608 million North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood, a 10-acre project designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification. HKS Architects will lead the design team for the project and Safdie Rabines Architects will also assist with design.

Mixed-use community

The mixed-use neighborhood will blend academic residential, commercial and cultural programming and will house 2,000 beds. The development will have tenants such as Sixth College, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. The campus will incorporate student housing academic buildings and research spaces, general assignment classrooms and community service programs. Additionally, the project will include the Craft Center, a space providing non-curricular classes that will engage the campus and surrounding community and will feature 9,000-square-foot retail space.

The Living and Learning Neighborhood at North Torrey Pines community will consist of seven buildings featuring outdoor space, approximately 1,200 parking spaces, as well as walking and bike paths. Construction will begin in summer 2018 and is slated for completion in 2020.

“Innovative universities—like many leading urban centers—are transforming their campuses into vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods. The Living and Learning Neighborhood will be among the most progressive campuses in the country, as it will offer students, faculty and visitors a truly integrated experience,” David Harper, HKS principal & global higher education sector leader, said in prepared remarks. “Unlike many traditional universities that silo academic, residential and administrative facilities into separate areas on campus, we are fusing together all aspects of the university experience—living, learning, socializing and working—into a single environment.” 

UCSD has been expanding its campus recently, with other projects in the works including a partnership with BioMed Realty to develop a 110,000-square-foot research hub focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer and other chronic diseases.

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