The Summits Student Housing at UC Merced

Location: Merced

Project Type:

Size: 3 acres

Partners: Pyatok Architects


For this student housing complex, PGAdesign designed dynamic outdoor community spaces that reflect the university’s flat, agricultural setting. Extending from the building, a large, terraced courtyard and adjacent lawn offer shaded areas for outdoor study, dining, and relaxation. Native plants and local materials comprise the tree allees, trellises, paving bands, and seat walls, harmonizing with the surrounding landscape of the Central Valley. Walkways and terraces provide universal access across the sloping site.

Location: Merced

Project Type: Education

Size: 3 acres

For this student housing complex, PGAdesign designed dynamic outdoor community spaces that reflect the university’s flat, agricultural setting. Extending from the building, a large, terraced courtyard and adjacent lawn offer shaded areas for outdoor study, dining, and relaxation. Native plants and local materials comprise the tree allees, trellises, paving bands, and seat walls, harmonizing with the surrounding landscape of the Central Valley. Walkways and terraces provide universal access across the sloping site.