UCI Plaza Verde

UCI Plaza Verde

The fourth phase of UC Irvine’s multi-phase East Campus development, Plaza Verde is a student housing community consisting of a 5-story, Type III building with 410 units ranging from one- to four-bedroom apartments totaling 1,441 beds. The three-story, concrete community center features multi-purpose space, a fitness center, leasing offices, Internet cafe, and study rooms. Outdoor amenities include multiple courtyards containing decorative hardscape, barbecue area, study cabanas, and bicycle parking. The 5-story parking structure provides 532 parking spaces, a maintenance office, bike hub, 906 bicycle spaces, and features an intricate exterior aluminum skin.

 

The LEED Gold project is University of California’s first Zero-Net Energy operation. The community operates on an all-electric system and a 1.4-megawatt photovoltaic array atop the parking structure offsets the annual energy usage of the building.

 

Project Size:

569,210 gsf

Owner/Client:

  • UC Irvine
  • American Campus Communities

Architect:

KTGY Architecture + Planning

LEED Rating:

LEED Gold

Awards:

  • 2021 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards - Gold Award, Best in Green Market Rate Multifamily Community
  • 2021 NAHB Best in American Living Awards - Silver Award, Best Multifamily: Student Housing Large Scale

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