Three new residence halls will provide beds for over 2,400 Thurgood Marshall College students, amenities, and gathering spaces for students to build community. The residence halls create a place of refuge for Thurgood Marshall College students. The halls have been planned to promote equity, with each featuring a front porch and scaled communal spaces threaded throughout to make every student feel like they belong.
The mixed-use neighborhood also includes an Economics Building, administration, additional lecture halls, and community programs including a Basic Needs Center, E-Sports Center, and Goody’s Cafe + Market. The project 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 campus beyond. 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 and Learning Neighborhood will allow UC San Diego to lead the UC System toward a more sustainable future. With an all-electric design that features high-performance strategies including low-flow water fixtures, increased access to views and daylight, and the use of durable materials, the Ridge Walk North Living and Learning Neighborhood is targeting LEED Gold certification.