Case Study

LPD Development, LLC

Paseo Place Student Affiliate Housing

Situated on the outskirts of San Diego, Paseo Place is a mixed-use structure that includes retail shops, two levels of underground parking, and 45 luxury student affiliate housing units. Built and independently operated by LPD Development, Paseo Place caters to students of San Diego State University (SDSU), whose center campus is within walking distance of the apartments. With its proximity to the university, public transportation, and major food and entertainment venues, Paseo Place is an ideal accommodation option for students looking for alternatives to on-campus housing.

Salas O’Brien provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for this project. Some of the unique features of the building are its HVAC system design (which uses split system heat pump units) and its comprehensive security system. The apartments are gated access only, with card access points in the garage, courtyard, and elevators that link to campus security in case of emergencies. The garage is also protected by 24-hour video monitoring.

LPD Development prioritizes sustainability in addition to efficiency and security, so the building includes a variety of green features such as its gas-fired, continuous-loop hot water system, ENERGY STAR appliances, rooftop photovoltaic panels, and recycling chutes on each floor.


San Diego, California

Project Size:
44,000 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Design

Construction Cost:
$14 Million