North Campus Housing Developer Selection

June 12, 2007


Dear Colleagues:

I am very pleased to report that The Olson Company has been selected to be the developer for the first phase of for-sale faculty housing on the North Campus. This phase consists of 72 units.

The Olson Company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Seal Beach, with regional offices in San Ramon, Oxnard, and San Diego. The company has worked successfully with more than 65 cities throughout California to provide market-rate and affordable housing units that are designed to complement the communities in which they are built. The company has developed a team of highly skilled staff covering all facets of urban housing development, and has completed more than 6,000 homes. One of The Olson Company’s high priorities is to actively invite input and collaborate not only with the community that will occupy the new homes, but also with the surrounding neighborhoods. Currently they have projects that have either recently completed construction or are in construction in Ventura, Oxnard, and Camarillo.

Our campus will shortly be completing an agreement with Olson that will enable them to move forward with focus groups and preliminary design of the homes. I want to take this opportunity to thank and compliment all the members of our selection committee, who are listed below, for their diligent work on behalf of the campus.

If you have any questions concerning the status of the North Campus housing, please contact Assistant Chancellor for Budget and Planning Todd Lee (805-893-2169 or, Senate Chair Joel Michaelsen, EVC Gene Lucas, or me.


Henry T. Yang

North Campus Housing Developer Selection Committee

Henning Bohn, Co-Chair, Chair, Academic Senate Council on Planning and Budget and Professor, Economics
Todd Lee, Co-Chair, Assistant Chancellor, Budget and Planning
Donna Carpenter, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
Rebekah Gladson, Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, UC Irvine
Joel Michaelsen, Chair, Academic Senate and Professor, Geography
Bill Parker, former Vice Chancellor for Research and founding President of the Irvine Campus Housing Authority, UC Irvine
Douglas Stimpson, Senior Real Estate Officer, UC Office of the President