Eleanor Roosevelt College

University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, 2003 / United States / Housing & Residential Health & Education

Several new terraced typologies for campus residences are arranged across an 11-acre site to maximize views to the Pacific Ocean, integrate landscapes areas and lawns, and create civic spaces for student to congregate. One of several residential colleges at the University of California, San Diego, Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC) consolidates the college into a ‘campus within a campus,’ with the goal of encouraging exploration and discovery.

The west side of the college is organized around a campus green – an expansive lawn intended as the school’s main outdoor congregating area, anchored on the north by the dining hall and flanked by residence halls and apartments. On the east side of the campus, a promenade – the principal pedestrian spine – is similarly bordered by housing and is partially roofed by bridges containing apartments. The campus culminates in the great hall of the International House at the south end and, at the north end, the provost complex, which includes offices and classrooms.