UCLA SOUTHWEST CAMPUS HOUSINGWestwood Village, Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Capital Programs
A 15-acre sloping site accommodates 1,380 graduate students at the dense urban campus of UCLA. Seven buildings are served by existing streets as well as a network of new streets connecting the surrounding neighborhood. Each building has its own courtyard providing distinctive outdoor space defined by the architectural elements that enclose it.
Notable sustainable features incorporated into the design were, among others, the use of water-efficient plumbing fixtures, optimized energy performance exceeding California Title 24 requirements, an improved building ventilation system via open air corridors and breezeways, underground parking to minimize heat-island effects and the use of passive solar design, daylighting and natural ventilation.