Charles David Keeling Apartments at Revelle College

Categories
Higher Education
Location
San Diego, CA
Size
3 Acres, 18,000 SF Dormitory
Status
Completed 2011
Client
UCSD
Sustainability
Green Roof; LEED-NC Platinum
Awards/Recognition
2012 President's Award, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), San Diego Chapter
2012 President's Award, California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), San Diego Chapter
2012 First Place Public Works Maintenance, California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), San Diego Chapter
2012 Merit Award for Architecture, American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC)
2012 Project of the Year (Sustainable/Green), American Public Works Association (APWA), San Diego/Imperial Chapter

Charles David Keeling Apartments at Revelle College

This modern student dormitory was named in honor of Dr. Charles David Keeling, the American scientist whose research at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography first alerted the world to the human impact on global atmospheric carbon. To honor this legacy, we developed a sustainably-driven design concept that made this the first LEED-NC Platinum certified housing project in the University of California System, establishing a benchmark for sustainability and storm water management.

The heart of the concept was a system that captures all roof and site rainfall through a collection of vegetated roofs, conveyance channels and bioswales that were gracefully integrated with the outdoor amenity areas, adding dramatic rushing streams during winter storm events. While extremely functional, this approach also revealed the traditionally concealed storm drainage infrastructure, making it a visible and artistic part of the landscape.

Sustainability
Green Roof; LEED-NC Platinum
Awards/Recognition
2012 President's Award, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), San Diego Chapter
2012 President's Award, California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), San Diego Chapter
2012 First Place Public Works Maintenance, California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), San Diego Chapter
2012 Merit Award for Architecture, American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC)
2012 Project of the Year (Sustainable/Green), American Public Works Association (APWA), San Diego/Imperial Chapter
Charles David Keeling Apartments at Revelle College Secondary 1
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Charles David Keeling Apartments at Revelle College Secondary 4