University of California San Francisco – Campus Housing

The graduate housing complex at the University of California’s new Mission Bay campus provides students with an affordable yet comfortable option in the nation’s most expensive rental market. Indoor/outdoor courtyards, retail amenities, and a variety of well-appointed units enhance the inhabitants’ quality of life.

The project is composed of 431 units in four buildings — stepping up from seven to 15 stories — set around a landscaped courtyard. The four buildings are gathered around the central courtyard, which extends the campus network of outdoor rooms. To provide added convenience and enhance street-level activity, retail storefronts are positioned along the sun-filled plaza.

Although designed on an aggressive budget to provide below-market-rate housing for the university community, the project includes many amenities. In addition to the landscaped garden courtyards and community rooms, the efficient design allows for a variety of well-appointed units, generous layouts, and bay views.