This student-oriented housing project sits just one mile from the San Diego State University campus and fronts the eclectic El Cajon Boulevard. The 8-acre site hosts 4-story contemporary buildings arranged around luxurious community courtyards which include two pools, a social lounge, and relaxation space. A pedestrian spine links these abundant gathering spaces which are both simple and dynamic. While initial planning dealt with functional concerns and technical constraints, the resultant spaces are casual, warm, and inviting - an ideal home for the urban campus lifestyle.