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Paseo at SDSU

  • San Diego, California 2003
  • Site Area: 11 acres

San Diego State University (SDSU) has an enrollment of 30,000, yet campus housing serves only 9% of the student body. To address the housing shortage and accommodate continued growth, SDSU Foundation launched a smart growth initiative to transform SDSU into a more residential campus. The centerpiece of that initiative is The Paseo, a residential town center adjacent to campus that was conceived by JERDE as a hinge connecting the university and the community that hosts it. The project combines desperately needed student housing designed with uses that will serve the university and residents from surrounding neighborhoods. The Paseo's namesake is a central pedestrian path that links three unique courtyards. The plaza closest to the university is richly landscaped to extend the campus greenbelt and contains a sports bar and restaurants appealing to students; the middle plaza blends local and national retailers, restaurants, and office space; and the plaza farthest from campus features an entertainment district anchored by a multiplex cinema that will serve as lecture halls on weekday mornings. Crowning the retail and entertainment are three levels of apartments and lofts designed to meet students special needs.

Client: San Diego University Foundation
Design Architect: JERDE

Project Uses:
  • Open/Public Space
  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Dining
  • Residential
  • Office

Paseo at SDSU

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