East Campus Gateway
University of California, San Diego Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing
San Diego, CA
Natural and Human Forces
A new mixed use residential community on the rapidly growing East Campus, Nuevo West is designed to serve diverse needs. The staggered façade pattern, inspired by prevailing winds, supports natural ventilation, views and daylight. Building forms bend and shift to create intersecting spaces that connect student communities.
Comfort and Choice
Nuevo West serves a blended community—including graduate students and university medical center patients and their families—with wide-ranging needs for privacy, social cohesion and connection. This symbiotic program relationship is reflected in the mix of shared amenities as well as buffered spaces tailored for individuals’ academic, social and health needs.
The design creates a vital portal to the future pedestrian and bicycle bridge that will connect East and West campuses into a cohesive whole. It also fills a missing link on East Campus, knitting communities together and providing a foundation for future development.