Hensel Phelps, Mithun Awarded Phase II of Graduate Student Housing Project at UC San Diego

by Katie Sloan

San Diego, Calif. — The University of California, San Diego has awarded Phase II of its East Campus graduate student housing project to a partnership between contracting firm Hensel Phelps and design firm Mithun.

Phase II, to be named Nuevo West, will consist of two buildings totaling 442,000 square feet. The $142 million development will offer 880 beds, 1,350 parking stalls, outdoor gathering space, a market, café and social amenity space. Eighty of the beds at Nuevo West will be reserved for families and patients undergoing medical treatments at the adjacent UCSD medical center.

Phase II will be located adjacent to the first phase of the project, Mesa Nueva, a $208.6 million development consisting of 1,355 beds for graduate and professional students. Phase I of the project is under construction now, with an anticipated opening in 2017. Phase II is expected for completion in 2019. 

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