UCI Plaza Verde

UCI Plaza Verde

This new student housing development for repeat client American Campus Communities consists of a 5-story, Type III student housing building with 410 units ranging from one to four-bedroom apartments totaling 1,441 beds. There are multiple exterior communal courtyards containing decorative hardscape, BBQ area, climbing boulders, study cabanas, and over 300 covered bicycle spots. The 3-story, concrete community center features multi-purpose space, a fitness center, leasing offices, Internet cafe, study rooms, and over 100 bicycle spots. The 5-story open parking garage has 532 parking spaces, a maintenance office, bike hub, 906 bicycle spots, 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


  • UC Irvine
  • American Campus Communities


KTGY Architecture + Planning

LEED Rating:



  • 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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