Mixed-Use Student Housing
San Diego, CA
This 70,000 sf building includes a mix of student housing and corporate shared office suites in the heart of San Diego’s East Village. The 140-bed student housing development includes an on-site lounge, exercise facilities, and underground parking. Nearby universities, downtown waterfront activities, and the ballpark district are all within walking distance.
This challenging corner site presents an opportunity for the building to engage and anchor its neighborhood against the skyline with a slender, transparent tower. The design, inspired by its proximity to the harbor, metaphorically grounds the upper levels to the historic base of the building by a mast. The base is comprised of an existing historically-significant building. The project also includes the preservation of the historic Rosario Hall structure adjacent to the tower on 13th street.