Connecting the community.
UC San Diego is transforming into a primarily residential campus. HED and Walker/Macy collaborated with campus on a Neighborhood Planning Study for this unique 63-acre site. The study integrated existing structures; 20 active capital projects; with concepts for 3,400 new student beds in two villages.
We focused on connections, transit-oriented development, and the experience of multi-modal transit. The new light rail creates a new entry identity for the campus – both as approached from the new station, but also first-view of the campus from the sweeping overhead track. Pepper Canyon Neighborhood is planned as a transit-oriented district, focused on pedestrians, retail options, and public gathering spaces.