Campus Village 2
Phase 2 of San Jose State University Campus Village is a 190,000 SF, 850-bed student residence designed to foster community and meaningful social engagement amongst its freshmen residents.
To achieve this goal and introduce students to the vitality of high-density living in an urban context, the design team included numerous communal spaces such as social lounges, a multi-purpose room, recreation room, group study lounges, and two outdoor courtyard recreation spaces. The building is organized according to various levels of community, starting at the level of “home” in traditional double-occupancy units, to neighborhoods of gender-inclusive room clusters sharing lavatories and other communal spaces. The building, designed to be LEED Silver, complements the neighboring Phase 1 in scale and materiality to create a unified student residential community. At the same time, the structure speaks to its context through discerning use of materials whose colors respond to the surrounding environment. The project is scheduled to open to students in fall of 2016.