Submitted by MVE Institutional

The $103-million Village at Torrey Pines West project consists of a 1,026-bed, apartment-style student housing facility configured in two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. The project has eight total buildings, including seven three- and four-story low-rise buildings, and one 15-story high-rise building. The project totals more than 305,000 sq ft.

The unit types include flats or garden level apartments and two-level townhomes configured in each building to create an interesting mix of units.

In addition to the residential units, the project has some general amenities including spaces for staff units; two multi-media capable meeting rooms, one of which resides in the pavilion at the 15th story of the residence tower; mail rooms; laundry rooms; trash rooms; RA units administrative areas; and extensive landscaping.

Construction included a cast-in-place structure for the high-rise building and podium levels for two other buildings. All of the low-rise buildings are built using metal stud load bearing wall systems (and light steel moment frames) with lightweight concrete fill on metal decking.

Project Team

Developer/Owner: University of California, San Diego
General Contractor: Turner Construction Co., San Diego
Architect: MVE Institutional Inc., Irvine
Civil Engineer: Fuscoe Engineering, San Diego
Structural Engineer: Englekirk Sabol Consulting Engineers, Santa Ana
MEP Engineers: M.A. Engineers Inc., San Diego (mechanical/plumbing) and Michael Wall Engineering, San Diego (electrical)