San Diego, CA

The marketing pitch for this student housing complex, located one mile from San Diego State University, begins with the line— “Apartment life made easy that brings the best of both private and communal living.” We think that’s an understatement!

The contemporary buildings look out to address the boulevard while creating a fun-filled internal world. Communal courtyards were organized around three primary ideals: Poolside Living, the concept of “Sit+Swing+Sprawl”, and Fireside Gatherings. Ultimately the landscape—along with a host of internal amenities — makes BLVD63 a sought after destination despite its proximity to campus. It’s an off-campus “home” worth the walk, pedal, or drive.

Pools — there are two to choose from — offer an oversized baja shelf, ample seating and lounging, music and movie screens, media ports, cabanas, and televisions.

The site plan highlights the village quality of the neighborhood and the large variety of spaces, including pocket gardens that create connections to both friends and nature.

The landscape solution secretes away functional concerns and technical constraints such as fire lanes and a free-standing parking garage.

Courtyards create a multitude of settings to live and work outside, made all the more possible due to San Diego’s idyllic climate.