UCLA continues to move forward with plans to add up to 6,900 beds to its Westwood campus, in accordance with its 2016-2026 Student Housing plan.
The proposed expansion, revealed in mid-2017, designates five sites for the construction of new dormitories and apartments for undergraduate and graduate students. An update to the project's environmental impact report has unveiled renderings for three of those sites: Lot 15, Warren Hall and the University Extension.
At the northwest corner of the UCLA Campus, UCLA hopes to replace Lot 15 with a pair of eight-story buildings that would feature 1,781 student beds. The proposed mid-rise structures have decreased in size during the schematic design phase, losing 19 student beds and approximately 10,000 square feet of floor space.
Per the environmental report, construction at Lot 15 could begin as early as October 2018, with completion following as soon as June 2021.
The Warren Hall site, situated in the southwest portion of the UCLA campus, could be demolished to make way for three mid-rise buildings between eight and ten stories in height. Plans call for 2,279 student beds - down from 2,350 in the earlier plan - and 591,100 square feet of total construction.
Demolition of the existing Warren Hall could commence in November 2018, with the completion of the replacement housing occurring as early as April 2022.
The University is pursuing the construction of a high-rise building at the corner of Gayley and Le Conte Avenues, which would replace a smaller building currently occupied by the University Extension. The proposed building, which would range between 9 and 17 stories in height, calls for 1,159 student beds - down from 1,350 in the earlier plan.
Demolition of the existing facility would begin in August 2018, with occupancy of the replacement occurring sometime in Fall 2021.
An additional 1,400 student beds are slated for sites at Bradley International Hall and Drake Stadium, which would commence in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
The proposed expansion has brought student housing advocates into open conflict with neighboring homeowners, particularly in regards to the planned 17-story tower.
The new student housing will also serve a role in the 2028 Summer Olympics, where the UCLA campus is slated to serve as the Athlete's Village.