Stanford Escondido Village Graduate Housing Project

Stanford Escondido Village Graduate Housing Project

Palo Alto, CA – The Escondido Village Graduate Residences (EVGR) is a collection of four residence halls of Type 1 construction that range from 10, 8 and 6 stories providing a total of 2,400 beds. Today, Stanford only houses about 55 percent of the more than 9,000 graduate students in on-campus housing. When complete, Stanford estimates the project will increase its on-campus graduate housing rate to at least 75 percent. The complex will feature recreational areas, patios in smaller courts, and social spaces that support activities such as grilling, picnicking, and volleyball. Parking for the EV Graduate

Residences will be found at surface level (394 stalls), the Thoburn Court Parking Garage (366 stalls), and the Manzanita Parking Structure (860 stalls). EV Graduate Residences will reflect the distinct style and attributes of many of Stanford’s most beloved buildings. Attention to detail is evident throughout the project design and use of quality materials.



    • Structural lightweight concrete meeting John A. Martin & Associates performance criteria/ ASTM C-330 specification requirements
    • 15,000 cu. yds. + of Utelite “3/8” Mediums” expanded shale lightweight aggregates
    • Minimum Flexural Strength: 650 psi @ 56-days
    • Yield Strength: 6,000 PSI @ 28-days

Project Details

  • OWNERS: Stanford University Palo Alto, CA
  • ARCHITECT: KSH Architects San Francisco, CA
  • ENGINEER: John A Martin & Associates Los Angeles, CA
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Vance Brown Palo Alto, CA
  • PRECASTER: Clark Pacific Woodland, CA
  • LIGHTWEIGHT SUPPLIER: Utelite Corporation Coalville, UT
  • PROJECT LOCATION: 150 Comstock Circle Stanford, CA
  • COMPLETION DATE: 2020/ 2021