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 will feature a new complex of buildings ranging from four to six stories that will house 1,050 residents. The purpose of Verano 8 is to address the need for affordable housing, satisfy graduate student housing guarantees and secure the university’s ability to provide services and residences to its growing graduate student population. Verano 8 will also consist of the demolition and replacement of the maintenance and operations facility, a new 853-stall parking garage and a new community building comprised of lounge, social, academic, study and event spaces.

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 (pending), Fitwel (pending)
  • Square Footage 730,700 SF



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

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