University of California--San Diego, Eleanor Roosevelt College

La Jolla, California


    University of California--San Diego

  • AREA

    450,000 sq.ft.





The Eleanor Roosevelt College, a new campus at the University of California—San Diego, includes residence halls, apartments, dining facilities, lounges, offices and a parking garage. The site, with views of the Pacific Ocean, has a 70-foot height differential and is cut in two by a thoroughfare.

The college is organized around a series of outdoor spaces, terraces and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMSafdie Rabines ArchitectsCOST PER SQ FT$174.00CITATIONLouis I. Kahn CitationFEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio that define the character of the project and take advantage of San Diego’s mild climate. The west side is organized around the green, the heart of the campus. It is anchored on the north by the dining hall, and flanked by residence halls and apartments. The promenade is the organizational element of the east side of the campus. It is flanked by housing with overhead apartment bridges and culminates in the Great Hall.

The housing includes space for 450 students in residence halls and 740 students in apartments with a variety of unit types available, including flats and townhouses. Housing units typically face public plazas and courtyards to encourage interaction among residents and create a sense of community within the campus.

"Simple, elegant. Wonderful urban sense of space."--2005 jury