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At the 1998 Strategic Planning Conference 70 H&RS staff, students and campus administrators developed eight vision statements to help transition smoothly into the 21st century. One vision was to have “world class facilities” by achieving excellence in all housing venues.
Housing & Residential Services has an aggressive program to provide world-class facilities to our residents. Our capital program continues to capitalize on our ideal environment by providing new and improved facilities. Costs and project initiation/completion dates are subject to change based on student needs, campus consultation, LRDP considerations, economic conditions, and the availability of funding. All H&RS capital projects will achieve LEED certification.
- Currently renewing existing housing stock and increasing housing for UCSB students in the next five years.
- New and upgraded facilities are setting a 21st century standard for residential living and learning during the next five years.
- Facility investment strategy is allowing us to respond to the needs of the student housing community, while maintaining rates at below market levels.
- Our capital program is creating a larger organization and physical plant over a short span of time.
- Our goal is maintaining our health and vitality as an organization.
- We are continuing to provide resources that fulfill our value of quality service.
|H&RS Capital Plan Projects|
Sierra Madre Apartments
The Sierra Madre Village Apartments are a part of the North Campus Acquisition and Development Program. The campus acquired the North Devereux property in 1994 and sought developmental rights for several years. Renamed as UCSB’s North Campus, the parcels were divided into two residential areas and open space. ‘Sierra Madre Village,’ to the south, with five residential buildings and a community center was designated as the student housing component of the project and went through several design iterations as graduate housing, family housing, and finally as its present state as undergraduate student housing and UCSB family housing. The remaining 36 apartments, located in one building on the north parcel, ‘Sierra Madre Apartments,’ will use the same unit types, but will be leased as single units to UCSB faculty and staff families. The project was entitled for 151 units by the California Coastal Commission and Regents in 2007. The campus has now moved forward with developing the project and it is currently under construction. This new center of learning and excellence will jump start the campus enrollment efforts and underscore the desire to house a higher percentage of undergraduate students in housing operated by UCSB. ‘Sierra Madre Village’ will provide housing for 506 students in 109 units that will be double occupancy 3-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments. The project will include a central commons space to support study, lounge, dining, and recreation activities. Sierra Madre is budgeted at $87,480,000. Construction began in June 2013 with a completion date of fall 2015. The project is currently on schedule and will target a LEED building rating of Gold while concurrently looking at opportunities to achieve a Platinum rating.
The Club & Guest Houses
H&RS and campus leadership are partnered on a current project to renovate and add to the existing physical plant of the old UCSB Faculty Club, renamed ‘The Club.’ The project includes the addition of 30 net new efficiency guest rooms at approximately 10,000 gross square feet, and provides for a comprehensive renovation of the existing structure of approximately 9,300 gross square feet. Built in 1968, the main building structure has reached a critical tipping point and does not meet current building, safety, and access codes. The old Faculty Club had been spot repaired and patched in virtually all areas, but at 40+ years of service, the structure is in a state that requires a full renovation of virtually every building component to properly comply with current codes and sustain program needs. The 30 net new guest rooms will be of a stacked flat style, congruent with the original Charles Moore design, consisting of 3 stories of 10 units per floor, and located in a new wing, west of the old Faculty Club building. The unused squash courts have been demolished, providing for excellent views from the new guest rooms. The wading pool and main pool have been removed to allow for a large central outdoor event patio. The guest rooms will have contemporary amenities and use a basic floor plan of approximately 250 ASF each. New or renovated space will provide for offices, vending, storage, mechanical, and laundry. ‘The Club’ & Guest House is budgeted at $20,808,000, inclusive of $940,000 of donor funding. The project began construction in December 2014 with a completion date of Spring 2016. Beneficial occupancy is expected to be May/June 2016. The project will target a LEED building rating of Gold.
San Joaquin Apartments & Precinct Improvements
The campus recently completed a revision to its Long Range Development Plan which was approved by The Regents in September 2010, and approved by the California Coastal Commission in December 2014. The terms of the new LRDP call for an increase in student housing that is sufficient to match the enrollment increment of 5,000. San Joaquin, now under construction, is the first increment of the new student housing under the 2010 LRDP. The University’s long term goal is to provide a four-year residential experience for students that would diminish the impact on the local community. As an expansion of the existing centers of learning and excellence, San Joaquin will provide housing for approximately 1,000 residents. The project will create 165 new apartments, with units housing six students per 3-bedroom apartment. The project also includes a new dining commons located on El Colegio Road and a flat parking lot for staff on the westside of Storke Road. The project will provide four residences for faculty members in the Faculty-in-Residence Program. Urban Design Associates created a precinct plan (June 2011) to ensure that the area becomes a hub of urban style activity and interest for students. San Joaquin is budgeted at $182,544,000 inclusive of the apartments, dining commons and a flat lot parking area for staff. Construction began on December 22, 2014, with a phased completion period beginning summer 2016, anticipating a partial fall 2016 opening. The project is targeting multiple LEED building ratings of Gold, with opportunities being sought to attain Platinum.
NOTE: Future development, Phases 1, 2, and 3 may be combined into a different phasing plan other than those noted here. The overall numbers of beds might also increase or decrease based on the financial feasibility and site carrying capacity.
Ocean Road concept staff and faculty housing.