This mixed use project in Davis has 122 student apartments and 3,100 square feet of ground floor commercial space combined with central common areas to provide opportunities for social contact between student residents and create a friendly community feel. Common facilities that include a community building with recreation and exercise facilities, a laundry, and open study rooms were placed in key locations to enliven the project site and provide natural surveillance by the residents for added safety.
The units were designed to provide extra privacy and living space for student lifestyles
The site allows for excellent non-vehicular connection to the UC Davis campus and was designed to be pedestrian oriented with wide, shaded sidewalks, narrow drives, and hidden parking in several locations. Retail and office space on the ground floor establish an interface with the street, and the 3-story residence buildings were designed to allow for maximum connection between buildings and landscape with porches in varied positions, generous balconies and covered walkways that penetrate buildings.
The residences are a combination of ground floor flats and 2-story townhouses. The units were designed to provide extra privacy and living space for student lifestyles, balancing the needs of quiet study time with (sometimes loud) social activities.