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UCSD Mesa Housing Neighborhood

UCSD Mesa Housing Neighborhood
$562M Graduate Student Housing Community

Michael Wall Engineering provided design-build electrical construction documents for UCSD’s $562 million Mesa Housing neighborhood consisting of:

  • Mesa Nueva Graduate and Professional Student Housing
  • Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing
  • Nuevo East Graduate Student Housing

This award-winning development is located on UCSD’s East Campus and includes 1.77 million square feet of housing. The combined housing development spans over 27 acres providing 2,100 apartments with 3,516 student/faculty beds, plus 82 beds dedicated to medical center patients and their families. A total of fourteen (14) buildings range from 5 to 12 stories and include a rooftop deck on the 12-story tower. The project provides structured and surface parking for 2,195 cars.


UC San Diego

La Jolla, CA

Project Type
Student Housing

$562 Million
14 Buildings
3,598 Beds

Hensel Phelps
Helix Electric

Awards / Recognition
2019 DBIA National Award of Merit in the Educational Facilities Category
2019 AGC Sustainable Project Award, Building Construction – Private Work Category
2018 AIA San Diego Savings by Design / Energy Efficiency & Integration Award

Michael Wall Engineering has continually been a great partner and our work together at UC San Diego is no exception. They were a critical part of our pursuit team and produced the electrical design necessary to complete these housing projects in style.

— Nick Trammer / Operations Manager / Hensel Phelps Construction

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