Verano 8 Housing - Graduate Student Housing

Verano 8 housing aerial
Verano 8 Graduate Housing.

About this Project

The purpose of Verano 8 is to address the need for affordable housing, satisfy graduate student housing guarantees, and secure UCI’s ability to provide services and residences to its growing graduate student population.

The project consists of five residential towers, a community center to serve the entire Verano community, an 824-stall parking structure and a maintenance and operations hub. The residential towers range from 5-7 floors and consists of a mix of studio, 2-bedroom, and 4-bedroom units for a total of 1,055 beds.

Introducing Verano Towers
Project Update | May 28, 2021

What's Included

  • (5) 7-story housing buildings with 1,055 beds within a mix of studio, 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom units
  • Community building housing a wellness room, a game room, several music practice rooms, a reservable activity room, a large multi-purpose room, and a mixture of small and large study rooms
  • Parking structure with 854 stalls
  • Housing maintenance and operations facility
  • Project totaling 488,160 s.f.

Project Goals & Vision

  • Affordability
  • Community
  • Universal design
  • Identity & brand
  • Privacy
  • Sustainability
  • Building longevity

Building Amenities

  • Entrance lobby with spaces to relax and study
  • Outdoor gathering spaces
  • Study spaces on each floor

Community-wide Amenities

  • Dog park
  • Half-court basketball
  • Community garden
  • Volleyball court
  • Barbecues
  • LEED and FitWel Certified

Community Center Amenities

Community Center amenities will be open to all graduate and family housing residents and will include:

  • Individual and group study space
  • Private event space available for reservation
  • Music practice rooms
  • Wellness Center
  • Large multi-purpose room
  • Game room

Project Details

Project Manager: Chris Schneider
Design & Construction Team
Design Builder: Hensel Phelps
Architect: Mithun
Struct. Eng.: Thornton Tomasetti
Civil Eng.: Langan
Mech./Plumbing Eng.: Glumac
Electrical Eng.: Michael Wall Engineering
Fire & Safety: SLS Fire
Parking Structure Architect: CPC
Parking Structure Struct.: Ficcadenti Waggoner & Castle
Electrical: Berg Electric
Plumbing: HPS
Elevators: Kone
Drywall/Metal Studs/Plaster: Infinity
Fire Protection: Cosco
Mechanical: Atlas
Geotech: Langan
Structural Steel: Able Steel Fabricators
Asphalt Paving & Striping: Western Paving
Masonry: Frank Smith Masonry