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San Joaquin Complex

LOHA’s seven student housing structures are part of the San Joaquin Housing complex at the northern limit of the University of California, Santa Barbara. They represent an application of the firm’s interest in urban environments. Social hubs (reading rooms, gathering spaces and dining areas) are dispersed and floated above others. This distribution of spaces creates varied student experiences to generate a healthy campus culture. Certified LEED Platinum, the UCSB San Joaquin project also advances the student housing model by integrating several sustainable strategies like natural ventilation, solar shading, bioswales, solar water heating, increased insulation, siting, and energy-efficient systems. The project is 20% over California’s Title 24 requirements.