North Quad Student Housing Village

CSU Monterey Bay | Seaside, California

Hornberger + Worstell won a design competition to create a new residential neighborhood for the CSU Monterey Bay campus. The housing project required a strong identity as it was the first residential complex on this converted military base. Phase 1 included the design of three, four-story buildings totaling 730 beds.

The buildings’ single, double, and four-person apartments combine with common areas to create a variety of environments for students to socialize, study, or relax. The neighborhood is built on a sloping site with views of Monterey Bay. Designed to conform to LEED standards, the project includes drought tolerant planting and a grey water recycling and storage system for landscape irrigation. The design also includes ample window area for light and views as well as sloped clerestory windows for indirect lighting of common spaces. This fast track construction project was completed on time and on budget in the fall of 2004.