UC Santa Cruz: Porter College Housing  / The renovation of one of UCSC’s oldest residential colleges, Porter A (ca. 1967), offered JLJA the opportunity to update a mid-century landscape so as to reflect a 21st-century vision. The new design preserves treasured icons of Porter College history, including the Totem Pole, carved largely by UCSC students in 1984 and featuring earth, air, and water symbols, plus Santa Cruz imagery such as a surfer riding a wave. Within the basic framework of existing courtyard plan and heritage trees, JLJA’s design refines circulation patterns and pathways, enhances gathering spaces and furnishings, establishes integrated landscape and stormwater systems, and focuses on deer-resistant and drought-tolerant plantings that will thrive in Porter’s microclimate. Project is certified LEED® Gold and Silver for New Construction.
       
     
  Client : University of California  Location : Santa Cruz, CA  Dates : 2008-2011  Size : 1.9 acres  Cost : $44 million  Architect :  Stantec  (formerly Anshen + Allen Architects) - Housing             Cody Anderson Wasney Architects  - Dining   Structural Engineer :  Forell / Elsesser Engineers   General Contractor :  DPR Construction   Landscape Contractor :  Shooter & Butts, Inc.   Recognition : LEED® Gold for New Construction, U. S. Green Building Council - Porter A; LEED® Silver for New Construction, U. S. Green Building Council - Porter B
       
     
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  Photo : Cesar Rubio
       
     
  Photo : Cesar Rubio
       
     
  UC Santa Cruz: Porter College Housing  / The renovation of one of UCSC’s oldest residential colleges, Porter A (ca. 1967), offered JLJA the opportunity to update a mid-century landscape so as to reflect a 21st-century vision. The new design preserves treasured icons of Porter College history, including the Totem Pole, carved largely by UCSC students in 1984 and featuring earth, air, and water symbols, plus Santa Cruz imagery such as a surfer riding a wave. Within the basic framework of existing courtyard plan and heritage trees, JLJA’s design refines circulation patterns and pathways, enhances gathering spaces and furnishings, establishes integrated landscape and stormwater systems, and focuses on deer-resistant and drought-tolerant plantings that will thrive in Porter’s microclimate. Project is certified LEED® Gold and Silver for New Construction.
       
     

UC Santa Cruz: Porter College Housing / The renovation of one of UCSC’s oldest residential colleges, Porter A (ca. 1967), offered JLJA the opportunity to update a mid-century landscape so as to reflect a 21st-century vision. The new design preserves treasured icons of Porter College history, including the Totem Pole, carved largely by UCSC students in 1984 and featuring earth, air, and water symbols, plus Santa Cruz imagery such as a surfer riding a wave. Within the basic framework of existing courtyard plan and heritage trees, JLJA’s design refines circulation patterns and pathways, enhances gathering spaces and furnishings, establishes integrated landscape and stormwater systems, and focuses on deer-resistant and drought-tolerant plantings that will thrive in Porter’s microclimate. Project is certified LEED® Gold and Silver for New Construction.

  Client : University of California  Location : Santa Cruz, CA  Dates : 2008-2011  Size : 1.9 acres  Cost : $44 million  Architect :  Stantec  (formerly Anshen + Allen Architects) - Housing             Cody Anderson Wasney Architects  - Dining   Structural Engineer :  Forell / Elsesser Engineers   General Contractor :  DPR Construction   Landscape Contractor :  Shooter & Butts, Inc.   Recognition : LEED® Gold for New Construction, U. S. Green Building Council - Porter A; LEED® Silver for New Construction, U. S. Green Building Council - Porter B
       
     

Client: University of California
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Dates: 2008-2011
Size: 1.9 acres
Cost: $44 million
ArchitectStantec (formerly Anshen + Allen Architects) - Housing
          Cody Anderson Wasney Architects - Dining
Structural EngineerForell / Elsesser Engineers
General ContractorDPR Construction
Landscape ContractorShooter & Butts, Inc.
Recognition: LEED® Gold for New Construction, U. S. Green Building Council - Porter A; LEED® Silver for New Construction, U. S. Green Building Council - Porter B

4-DSC_0018.jpg
       
     
  Photo : Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio

  Photo : Cesar Rubio
       
     

Photo: Cesar Rubio