UCSD Nuevo East Graduate Student Housing

The $219M, 712,000 sf, Nuevo East Student Housing is a mixed-use residential and common amenity program, which includes five low- and high-rise residential buildings housing 1,374 student beds in one- to four-bedroom apartments and townhomes. Nuevo East includes a student wellness and resource center called the Exchange Building. The Nuevo East residential community is supported by a mix of shared amenities such as support spaces, laundry facilities, fitness and wellness spaces, administrative offices, multi-purpose rooms, community gathering spaces, a public plaza, and community gardens. The project includes a surface parking lot with 550 spaces, which will include ADA spaces, electric vehicle charging areas, and Clean Air Vehicle spaces.

Coffman provided fire protection engineering and life safety consulting during design and construction. Services included smoke control design and rational analysis report for smokeproof enclosures. Coffman developed the smoke control design approach and integrated with the mechanical engineers to ensure the design methodology and system design was in compliance with the applicable codes and standards.


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