UC Irvine Verano 8 Graduate Student Housing

About the Project

The UC Irvine Verano 8 Graduate Student Housing project is located on a 7.8-acre site and features five residential buildings that add 1,055 beds for graduate students. Verano 8 also includes a 15,996 SF community building that serves residents and the broader community with diverse social, study and event spaces. The spaces include lounges, a game room, music practice rooms, study suites, a large multipurpose room for events and lectures and a wellness/yoga room. In addition, the project includes a 10,311 SF maintenance and operations facility and a 253,442 SF, 853-stall parking structure.

Quick Facts

  • Location Irvine, California
  • Client University of California, Irvine
  • Architect Mithun
  • Industry Education
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Delivery Method Design-Build
  • Completion Date August 2022
  • Duration 28 Months
  • Contract Value $ 221,000,000
  • Sustainability LEED Platinum, Fitwel
  • Square Footage 730,700 SF



  • ACI Southern California – Best Mid-Rise Buildings/Structures


  • ENR Best Project Award – Excellence in Sustainability

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