Los Angeles, CA
Our staff designed 500,000 square feet of new student housing in UCLA’s Northwest Campus. This master-planned community added 2,000 student beds and program areas in three new high-rise residence halls: Hedrick Summit, Rieber Terrace, and Rieber Vista. The complex accommodates increased enrollment and enhances the quality of student housing.
Each of the three new residence halls is nine stories and promotes student interaction on each floor. Lounges, meeting rooms, and common areas are readily accessible, while ground floors contain larger meeting rooms, study spaces, and group offices. Rieber Terrace includes a 170-person dining facility featuring fresh, made-to-order food and indoor/outdoor seating. A second 120-person dining facility, in an adjacent existing building, offers late-night café dining and a coffee bar.
Accommodations consist of four- or ten-person suites. Each contains private shower and toilet facilities, and computer networking capabilities. The ten-person suites, for upper classmen, include individual rooms for each student and a separate common area. Wall-to-wall glazing and solar shading insure abundant natural light and efficiency in each room; operable windows offer views of the ocean and mountains.
The Northwest Campus is landscaped to provide for outdoor study and relaxation. Trees were relocated with native planting to maintain lush landscape. Brick and terrazzo paving extends pathways into residence hall lobbies.
CLIENT: University of California Los Angeles
SIZE: 541,226 SF New Construction; 72,833 SF Renovation