STUDIOS worked with UCLA to develop a plan to densify their current northwest campus with additional housing, recreation and fitness components. The existing planning area was the result of many years of sporadic growth and incremental decision making on the steep terrain that distinguishes this sector from the rest of the campus.
The Master Plan provides analysis of the existing precinct, identifying existing program elements and opportunities for expansion, and the strengths and weaknesses of its public spaces, circulation and linkages to the main campus. The Plan defines development alternatives, including both higher and lower density, and provides conceptual site plans massing studies related to the microcontexts of each site. The resulting alternatives for distribution of new density produce very different relationships to existing buildings, circulation routes and public spaces; these detailed studies were provided to give UCLA’s policy makers a clear basis for decision-making in evaluating the development alternatives.
Daniel Solomon Design Partners was an Associate Architect on the project.