Six months after we last stopped in, construction has ramped up at the UCLA campus, where the school is now building four student housing developments.
The first project, called the 10995 LeConte Apartments, is now rising at the site of an office building that was previously home to UCLA Extension.
Two tower cranes will assemble the 17-story structure, which is set to offer 1,167 beds for use by upper-division undergraduate students.
Completion is expected in mid-2021.
Across the street at 885 Levering Avenue, construction is now all but complete for a mid-rise development called Levering Place.
The 10-story structure features 216 student beds in 42 apartments, with multiple setbacks used to create outdoor decks for use by residents.
Farther west at 900 Weyburn Place, Warren Hall and the Hillblom Center have been demolished, and excavation is now in progress for the Southwest Campus Apartments.
Plans call for three buildings - ranging between eight and ten stories in height containing 1,958 beds for upper-division undergraduate students and 321 beds for graduate students. Other project components will include laundry facilities, meeting rooms, and multi-purpose spaces.
Completion is expected in 2022.
The fourth project, located at the northwest corner of campus, is known as the Lot 15 Apartments.
Two tower cranes are already on-site for the project, which will consist of a pair of eight-story buildings designed by Mithun. Upon completion in 2021, the apartments will offer 1,781 beds for first- and second-year undergraduate students, in addition to shared spaces and amenities.
The four projects will ultimately produce 5,435 student beds, composing the lion's share of the 6,900 beds proposed by UCLA"s Student Housing Plan. Sites located near Bradley International Hall and Drake Stadium have previously been slated for additional buildings which would create 1,400 beds.
In addition to provide on-campus living accommodations for students, the new housing is expected to serve a key role in the 2028 Summer Olympics, in which UCLA is slated to serve as the Athlete's Village.
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