North District Development

The P3 North District Development project includes a comprehensive master plan for the 50-acre development site, as well as phased implementation of the various program components such as the Dundee Residence Hall, Glasgow Dining Commons, and the North District Development. Upon project completion, there will be approximately 6,000 new beds on campus, bringing a balance of privacy and community to enhance the overall academic experience for students.


American Campus Communities, University of California, Riverside


Riverside, CA


Architecture /
Campus Environments /
Campus Life /
Student Residential /


50 Acre Master Plan

6,000 Total Beds

770 Seats Dining

Targeting LEED Gold

SCB, along with developer-partner American Campus Communities (ACC), has been awarded the University of California, Riverside (UCR) North District Development project. The new residence halls and apartments, dining halls, multi-functional spaces, retail services, amenities, and parking ultimately create an exceptional living/learning community for the campus.

The proposed 50-acre master plan is informed and derived from the strong sense of place that defines UCR. The North District will be an extension of the existing campus fabric, adhering to the geometry of UCR’s orthogonal grid and extending the north/south connectors of the Recreation Mall and Aberdeen Mall. At the primary plaza, a new axial relationship to the site’s context is introduced. Departing from this grid is a diagonal walk that is aligned with Mt. San Antonio. This connection to UCR’s natural setting, combined with views to the adjacent Box Springs Mountains at the terminus of the site’s malls and walkways, will provide residents with an awareness of their own campus. These visual connections will be complemented by shared open spaces between buildings and along major campus malls.

The 176,000-square-foot, seven-story Dundee Residence Hall will include 820 pod-style beds, and is targeting LEED Gold. The 770-seat Glasgow Dining Commons will be located at the crossroads of the community. This phase of the project reinforces the existing Aberdeen and Inverness community, adding beds and dining in a courtyard-building typology as well as integrating an indoor/outdoor program with a highly activated ground level.


The second phase includes the North District Development, which will be a 534,000-square-foot, six-story, 1,500-bed apartment community that will target LEED Gold. This community will be a complex of buildings that terminate the Aberdeen Mall extension and will include 11,000 square feet of amenity and living/learning space for residents.