Sierra Madre by the Numbers

May 21, 2015

Plans are in motion to populate Sierra Madre Village Apartments less than 2 years after construction began! Here’s a glimpse at some behind the scenes facts:

  • This is the first H&RS project to use electronic blueprints allowing for 3D modeling of plumbing, electrical, framing and allowing for up-to-date plans in the field
  • Apartment amenities include e-key entry, natural stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, balcony or patio, and solar pre-heated water
  • Amenities include 2 Community Centers to support study, lounge, and dining activities, a recreation game room, a fitness center, and a small market.
Start Date October, 2013
Anticipated Completion August, 2015
First Residents to Move In September 19, 2015
Number of Ungraduate Residents 515
Number of Student Apartments 109 (35 3-bdrm units & 74 2-bdrm units in 5 buildings)
Number of Faculty & Staff Apartments 36 in 1 building
Number of Stories 3-story buildings with elevator access
Resident Assistants 5
Full-time Professional Live-In Staff 2
Target LEED* Rating Gold or Platinum

Across the street from Sierra Madre, San Joaquin Apartments construction is in full swing. Future residents will enjoy the urban design model with a new dining commons, a market with freshly prepared food, and a large gym.

By Danielle Reed

*Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. LEED is a program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council in an effort to encourage energy and water efficiency; improve indoor environmental quality; use recycled, renewable, and locally available materials; and optimize the way the building and its site interact with the surrounding area. Within each category, points are assigned for the use of different design measures, material choices, or construction practices, the accumulation of which leads to one of four levels of certification.

Photo by Willie Brown