Rita Atkinson Residences

Design-Build Student Housing Project Serving as the Anchor Point of UC San Diego's Academic Mall

Key Statistics


La Jolla, CA


University of California, San Diego


230,998 square feet

9 levels above grade

226 beds

1 building

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Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc.

Rita Atkinson Residences located in La Jolla, CA is a ground-up, Type II concrete higher education student housing project. The project is designed by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc. This design-build project totals 230,998 square feet throughout one structure with nine levels above grade.

It includes 225 two-bedroom apartments, one three-bedroom apartment, and associated support spaces including staff offices and laundry and fitness facilities. The project for UC San Diego, is composed of two L-shaped wings nested together and connected by a single elevator tower and serves as the anchor point of the campus' academic mall.

The interiors feature a modern loft-like aesthetic with exposed concrete walls, ceilings and polished floors. Webcor self-performed concrete. This project is LEED Gold®.


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