SDGBC: UCSD Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood Site Tour
March 22 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
The North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood (NTPLLN) is a 10-acre interdisciplinary environment blending academic, residential, commercial, and cultural programming. At 1.6M SF, it fulfills the school’s pioneering vision for a vibrant live/learn community that anticipates and accommodates consistent annual enrollment increases and exemplifies sustainable design. Each of the six primary buildings are designed for LEED Platinum certification and the 1200 car parking structure below is designed as a net zero Parksmart Gold certified project. We will be exploring many of the sustainable design strategies and features on the tour. It’s a new and transformative environment in which students, staff, and visitors are provided an immersive experience through a variety of programming extending well beyond academics.
The NTPLLN provides a new home for Sixth College with over 2,048 student beds in multiple mixed-use/residential structures. New Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences Public Engagement buildings are connected via classroom-containing bridges, collectively creating the Ridge Walk Academic Center (RWAC). Now the largest lecture hall on campus, The Jeannie is a 17,323 SF, 600-seat, stand-alone auditorium. Additional features include a public Craft Center, 9000 SF of ground floor retail, a market, extensive outdoor spaces, pedestrian and bike-friendly pathways, green plazas, with several options for dining and recreation.