Rady Alums Leads New UC San Diego Building Project
Beginning the Summer of 2018, UC San Diego will expand its campus with a new seven-building project led by Carlos Gonzales (MBA ’07), the Regional Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Clark Construction Group. When completed, in 2020, the building project will be home to Sixth College, as well as the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. It will be called the “Living and Learning Neighborhood” and will be located at North Torrey Pines, the school explained in a recent blog post.
In total, the Living and Learning Neighborhood will feature seven buildings connected by open outdoor spaces. It has been designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification. There will be parking for 1,200 vehicles as well as pedestrian and bike-friendly pathways. There will also be student housing, academic buildings, research spaces and community service programs. The goal is to provide students, faculty and staff with an immersive learning experience.
Recently, Gonzales spoke about the project and his leadership role in a visit to Professor Vish Krishnan’s Project Management course. “As project managers, we are responsible for getting things done, and getting things done well,” he said. “At Clark Construction, we don’t put shovels in the ground until we have done the proper planning, and we are truly prepared.”
He also shared about the lengthy implementation process of the building project as well as what his company, Clark Construction had to go through to be chosen for the Sixth College project. He explained that they spend a lot of time researching the School so they could align with the University’s goals and devise a plan that would maximize the potential of the space.
Gonzales also shared about the impact of his time at the Rady School of Management. “Being a part of the Rady School of Management was instrumental for my career success,” Gonzalez said. “I’m thrilled our team was awarded this opportunity because this project is special to me—I’m excited to return to UC San Diego to help shape the campus that gave me so much.”