Creating a Live, Learn, Play Community

(Left to right) Tom Greving, Principal Architect and Regional Design Director, HKS; Ricardo Rabines, Founding Partner, Safdie Rabines Architects; Pradeep K. Khosla, UC San Diego Chancellor; Elizabeth H. Simmons, UC San Diego Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs; and Hemlata Jhaveri, UC San Diego Executive Director, Housing, Dining and Hospitality

UC San Diego is building a new neighborhood that will advance our transformation into a live, learn, play community.  Chancellor Khosla led the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.  The mixed-use complex—expected to be completed in fall 2020—will become the new home for Sixth College.  It will include 2,000 undergraduate beds, underground parking, and a market, dining hall, retail space and craft center.  The neighborhood will also house two new academic buildings—one for Social Sciences and one for the Arts and Humanities.  At the groundbreaking, Chancellor Khosla talked about how the neighborhood will enhance the student experience by making UC San Diego a primarily residential campus and creating a more connected campus that promotes interaction and engagement.  The project is located in the surface parking lots between Muir and Marshall Colleges, with a footprint of more than 10 acres. 

Rendering of North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

Rendering of North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

Guests toured the new neighborhood through virtual reality headsets.

Once completed, the project will feature new basketball courts.

Guests sampled food from the three Housing, Dining and Hospitality restaurants planned for the neighborhood.