University of California, Santa Cruz
Project completed by Stephen Wheeler while with Wallace Roberts & Todd in San Francisco, California.
Located on a sloping, 12 acre site overlooking Monterey Bay, College Eight includes student residences, classrooms, faculty offices, a library, dining commons, a coffeehouse and recreation facilities. The site plan and landscape design were developed to emphasize a careful fit between the buildings and the surrounding natural environment. Major open spaces are located along a formal axis that provides pedestrian access through the site. The lower residential portion of the College is centered on the library and two small quads enclosed by dorm buildings. The upper, academic, portion of the College is sited around a major paved space enclosed by the library, dining commons, coffeehouse, and classroom building with its landmark tower.