A new update has been released announcing the inauguration of the Albany Village Graduate Student Apartments at 1050 Monroe Street in UC Berkeley. The project proposal includes the construction of a graduate student housing complex spanning an area of 300,000 square feet. Albany Village Graduate Student Apartments will be adjacent to UC Berkeley’s existing University Village family housing community.
Kevin Daly Architects is responsible for the designs. Ayers Saint Gross and American Campus Communities are also part of the team. CMG Landscape Architects is responsible for the landscape.
Albany Village Graduate Student Apartments will be an exciting new housing option for single graduate students. The project will provide 761 single-occupancy bedrooms in apartment-style units for single UC Berkeley graduate students without children. The housing complex will offer fully-furnished apartments, featuring large windows that allow abundant natural light into bedrooms and living spaces. Each apartment will include a full kitchen with major appliances, as well as an in-unit washer and dryer.
Students will also enjoy spaces for social interaction and recreation, including lounges and meeting rooms. A series of outdoor courtyards will provide more than 55,000 square feet of space for relaxing, studying and socializing. The housing complex will also feature landscaped gardens, designed with native plants and lush trees. Students will also be able to host barbeque gatherings, and take advantage of recreational spaces on new multi-use lawns and terraces.
The Albany Village complex is located in the neighboring city of Albany, just 3.5 miles west of campus. It is adjacent to University Village, UC Berkeley’s 58-acre family student housing complex, and is conveniently located near shopping and restaurants. The building is located at the corner of Monroe Street and Jackson Street, between the UC Village and a Sprouts grocery store.
The area is served by a direct AC transit bus to campus. A new transit plaza will be added along Monroe Street, directly in front of the apartments. This will allow students to catch a direct ride to campus.
This project will realize the third phase of the 2004 University Village Master Plan, which called for developing student housing on this 3.8-acre site of university-owned land. Applications for the 2024-25 academic year will be accepted beginning in spring 2024.