To meet the growing need for on-campus student housing and deliver a welcoming, inclusive experience for the students of Thurgood Marshall College, the University of California San Diego has selected Hensel Phelps + EYRC + HMC to design and construct the Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood. Perfectly aligned with HMC’s mission to create designs that have a positive impact now and into the future, the $537M, 972,000 SF design-build project goes beyond simply providing student beds but defines a place on campus purposefully designed for inclusion.

Within the Ridge Walk North Living & Learning Neighborhood, academics are celebrated and supported, with a new home for Economics and classrooms to support and nurture connections with the neighboring Communications and Social Sciences Buildings. Resources in the Basic Needs Center, nourishment and respite at Goody’s cafe and market, entertainment at the E-sports Center, and opportunities for activities in the mosaic of outdoor areas will welcome the entire Triton community. Residence halls create a place of refuge for Thurgood Marshall College scholars, establishing a home for over 2,000 students with amenities, front porches, roof decks, and interspersed nooks to provide places for students to build community. The natural landscape of the neighborhood has been designed for engagement and enjoyment, with spaces specifically programmed for discourse, athletics, and relaxation.

The Ridge Walk North Living & Learning Neighborhood strengthens and connects the UC San Diego campus with revitalized nodes and plazas along Ridge Walk and key thoroughfares to the Historic Grove, Geisel Library, and the heart of the campus beyond. The Design-Build team of Hensel Phelps + EYRC + HMC is proud to have been selected for this project which will enhance the student experience through connection and community.