Planned Construction and Renovation

Construction & Renovation

R&DE Student Housing has a strong commitment to the constant improvement of our facilities, with a number of goals in mind, including, but definitely not limited to:  student comfort (heating systems, furnishings, carpet, etc.), health and safety (such as seismic upgrades, fire prevention and suppression, etc.), and energy/water use efficiency (double-paned windows, low flow fixtures, solar panel trials, etc.).

Below you’ll find information about current and future Student Housing projects, as well as campus projects which directly impact our residents. Further information about major projects across campus is available on the Land, Buildings and Real Estate Capital Projects page.

Construction, renovation, and repair projects will necessarily cause increased noise around directly involved and nearby residences, as well as throughout other housing areas.  While all possible measures are taken to minimize the impact of these projects, any student moving into or living in affected areas should be prepared to accept the unavoidable aspects of life in a neighborhood under construction. Continual inspections and work may occur in and around your residence prior to and up to a year after a major construction or renovation project.  Some students may be required to move to different rooms/apartments or temporarily vacate their current rooms while work is underway.

FOOTNOTE: This web page is updated periodically. Other projects may also be undertaken both in the areas of scheduled projects and in areas that have not yet been designated.

 

2016-17 Graduate Housing Projects

For information on the proposed new graduate student housing in Escondido Village, click here

Blackwelder Highrise Renovation Project 2017

We are planning a renovation project for Blackwelder that will take place during spring and summer 2017. This project will improve the kitchens, install a new fire sprinkler system, and replace the water heating boiler and roof.

To complete these renovations, it will be necessary for us to move students who are living on the first and second floors of Blackwelder into different housing assignments at the end of the Winter Quarter 2017 (during spring break). After we renovate the first and second floors, the students living on the third and fourth floors will move permanently into the renovated apartments. We will continue to move the next two floors down into the renovated apartments until we work our way up through the twelfth floor. We will start with the first two floors the beginning of Spring Quarter 2017 and finish the twelfth floor by the end of August 2017. Student Housing will provide you with boxes and moving assistance when your floor is scheduled to be renovated. Each set of two floors will take about five weeks to renovate.

At the end of Winter Quarter 2017, the residents of the first and second floors of Blackwelder will be offered priority for reassignment to any of the vacancies that are available in graduate housing for Spring Quarter 2017. We will send out more detailed information to those students after the start of the 2016-17 year.

Current CAMPUS Construction

Lands, Buildings, and Real Estate (LBRE) Projects

Heads UP campus construction and safety notices

Campus Construction Map

FOOTNOTE: This web page is updated periodically. Other projects may also be undertaken both in the areas of scheduled projects and in areas that have not yet been designated.