UCSD Ridge Walk

Location
San Diego, CA
Size
7.5 Acres
Status
Completed 2022
Client
UC San Diego

UCSD Ridge Walk

Ridge Walk is one of the primary non-vehicular circulation features of the UC San Diego campus. As the campus has grown, building development has outpaced investment in the campus public realm, compromising Ridge Walk’s integrity as a major north-south academic corridor. Its form became a combination of direct and meandering segments, resulting in a lack of clarity, identity, and wayfinding.

The Ridge Walk Improvement Project serves to restore the integrity of this corridor and become a recognizable organizational feature.The Design focuses on creating unifying elements (site furnishings, lighting, paving, and planting materials), while maintaining individuality within neighborhoods and plazas and respecting historic campus elements and materials.