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Student Housing Concept Study, CSU Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
A place to call home.
Design competition for 600 sophomore and junior beds.
A vision for Fullerton
HED and McCarthy teamed for this competition for 600 beds of sophomore and junior housing at Cal State Fullerton. Six primary goals were identified and codified during a series of collaborative workshops with the stakeholders during the conceptual design process: schedule, affordability, connection to campus and housing, exterior use, community, and flexibility.

Situated adjacent to existing housing to the north, the campus building to the West, parking to the South and the 57 freeway to the East, the site offered unique challenges and opportunities. The HED proposal was for a four-story solution that opened the site, creating ample outdoor space for student activities and engagement. A three-phase master plan for the housing was envisioned to grow the initial 600 beds to over 1200. All three phases would overlay to create a strong connection to the existing campus, with a porous first floor and ample, protected outdoor space that created a sense of place for the students and filtered the noise from the freeway.
Project Data
Student Housing Concept Study 2018-04381-000
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California
PROJECT SCOPE
Conceptual Design
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service)
RSF/GSF
160,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    Designed to LEED Certification
Project Team
  • Martha Ball
    FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Principal
    Market Sector Leadership
  • Niccolo Boldrin
    AIA, NCARB
    Associate Principal
    Architecture
  • Hue Eryigit
    Design
  • Karla Sandoval
    Design
Design competition for 600 sophomore and junior beds.
Student Housing Concept Study, CSU Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
A place to call home.