Campus Village 2
Phase 2 of San José State University Campus Village is an 850-bed student residence designed to foster community and meaningful social engagement among its freshmen residents.
2017 ENR California – Best Projects Award, Higher Education: Award of Merit, Northern California
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, designed to LEED Silver equivalency, 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 was delivered via the Collaborative Design/Build method with Sundt Construction.
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.