University California Santa Barbara San Joaquin Apartments (LEED Silver)

The project includes over 300,000 sf of new student housing, and a dining facility. Student housing consists of two 6-story poured in place towers, 1,000-bed residential community, the North Village, comprised of fourteen 2- and 3-story wood framed structures, and a 2-story dining facility. NORTH VILLAGE consists of fourteen wood-framed 2- to 3-story structures comprised of residential living units and stand-alone amenities buildings including study, recreational and laundry facilities. North Village is arranged in a campus-style configuration. GATEWAY TOWERS is located on the west side of the site, just south of the east-west pedestrian corridor. The two towers (North and South) are six-story concrete and steel-framed structures connected by on-grade open plazas, sand volley ball courts and bicycle storage areas. A convenience store, located on the ground floor of the North Tower, and stand-alone laundry and recreational buildings service the complex. PORTOLA DINING COMMONS is a two-story steel-framed structure, built on conventional foundations and support the existing and new residential communities. The lower level includes a loading dock, office and service spaces and electrical and mechanical rooms. The upper level will house the main dining facility and includes outdoor seating.

Additional Info

  • Location: 552 University Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • General Contractor: Harper Construction
  • City: Santa Barbara
  • Architect: Lorcan, O'Herlihy Architects, Kevin Daly Architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Kieran Timberlake Architects
  • OWNER /CM: University of California, Santa Barbara
  • HVAC SYSTEM: The residential heating systems is comprised of six Boiler Plants, eight hundred (800) wall mounted Radiators controlled by thermostatic mixing valves, insulated above grade piping balanced with pressure independent control valves, below grade pre-insulated piping included 3D BIM coordination of site and radar locating of existing utilities before performing excavation. Ventilation for apartments using Rooftop Exhaust Fans and Passive Barometric Air Intakes. The Kitchen includes exhaust ductwork for residential range hoods with individual roof or wall terminations. Common Laundry Rooms are served by gravity intakes and Variable Speed Exhaust Systems modulated by pressure transducers. Air Conditioning via Mini-Splits for Telecomm Rooms and CRAC units for Data Servers. Air Conditioning for Portola Dining Complex was accomplished with Rooftop Packaged DX Air Handlers, Energy Recovery Wheels, Variable Air Volume Boxes with Reheat Coils, and continuous perimeter Linear Diffusers with Remote Damper Operators. The twenty-four (24) commercial kitchen hoods were ducted with anti-microbial coated stainless steel with welded joints and controlled by a sophisticated system that scans the temperature of each cooking surface and automatically increases airflow by Actuating Hood Dampers and VAV Boxes, and adjusting fan speeds at the VFDs of both the Grease Exhaust Fans and the Make-Up Air Unit.