Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - Residential Community

8 University Housing Structures Named for Separate Local Native Tribes

Key Statistics


San Luis Obispo, CA


California State University, SLO


562,746 square feet

5 levels above grade

1,475 dormitories


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Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Cal Poly SLO Residential Community is located in San Luis Obispo, CA is a ground-up, Type II and III concrete higher education student housing project. Each of the seven buildings are named after tribal locations along the central coast.

The square footage is distributed throughout eight structures with four and five levels above grade. It includes 696 single, double, and quad units totaling 1,475 beds for first year students. Associated parking totals 154,363 square feet and 492 stalls.

Situated adjacent to the Grand Avenue entrance of the campus, the community is richly programmed with study areas, large scale living rooms for 50 students or more, outdoor courtyards and circulation routes, a mailroom, recreation center, offices, admissions welcome center, and a food market, all which wrap a structured student parking deck.

Outdoor spaces include a large lawn with an amphitheater and a courtyard with volleyball and basketball courts, natural features, gardens, contemplative spaces, and bike paths – all designed to support new students’ engagement in the Cal Poly experience.

Webcor self-performed concrete, carpentry, and doors, frames, and hardware on the project.


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