Escondido Village Highrise Apartments

Information on this pageEV Highrise


Unrestricted views are one of the benefits of living in Blackwelder and Quillen, Escondido Village’s two 12-story towers. Each building has 110 two-bedroom efficiency apartments, each shared by two single students. Common spaces in each building include lounges for social activities, barbecue and picnic areas, computer clusters, and piano practice room.

EV’s high-rise apartments were built over a period of time, beginning in 1971, and remodeled in 2009-11. Constructed of reinforced, textured concrete, the buildings contrast with the otherwise horizontal layout of Escondido Village prompting comparisons in press reports with skyscrapers in a park, similar to those in Latin America for which architect LeCorbusier is known.

Quillen honors Issac Quillen, dean of Stanford’s School of Education (SUSE) from 1952 through 1966. Under his leadership, SUSE began its transition from a regional training program to a world-class research institution.

Blackwelder was named for Eliot Blackwelder, whose long and distinguished career included his role as head of Stanford’s geology department from 1922 to 1945. Considered a “gentleman of the old school,” Blackwelder was known for his dignity, generosity, and courteous nature.

General Information

Residence Name

Blackwelder, Quillen


Escondido Village
Mailing Address

126 Blackwelder Court
apartment numberStanford, CA 94305

Quillen Court
apartment numberStanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Escondido Village Housing Front Desk

Housing Category


Residence Type

Custodial Service Common areas are University managed. Apartments are not serviced while occupied.

Dining Service

Kitchens provided; optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan
Construction For information on projects in, around, or near student housing facilities, please visit the Construction and Renovation page.

 The Apartments

Efficiency apartment bedroom Efficiency apartment kitchen
Comfortable common spaces Bathroom


Wheelchair accessible for living

­ Yes

Wheelchair accessible for visiting

­ Yes

Braille signage

­ In certain areas



Bedroom Eat-In Kitchen
Cable TV capability One extra-long twin­bed per bedroom

Bistro table

High-speed internet connections

Desk and chair Four-burner stove with oven

Telephone and telephone line

Dresser Sink with garbage disposal

Wall-to-wall carpeting

Mirror Refrigerator/freezer

Window coverings

Nightstand Two dining chairs­





Two bookcases


Note: Students who want to bring their own beds may store the University bed at their own expense. No storage is available for unneeded furniture. Students provide their own cookware, dishes, utensils, towels, and other kitchen items.

Sample Floor Plans

Two-bedroom efficiency apartment top view

Common Areas

Lounges and Meeting Rooms ­ Lounge

Building lounges have TVs and DVD players for meetings and social events. In addition, high-rise residents may reserve, without charge,­ the Village Center, which is adjacent to the EV Administration building.­ The Village Center­includes a kitchen, restrooms, tables and chairs, and a piano. Please visit the Escondido Village Housing Front Desk page for details on eligibility and the reservation process.

Laundry Rooms ­ Laundry Room

A laundry room in the basement of each high-rise building is equipped with environmentally-friendly washers and dryers. Rent includes Student Housing’s "Just Like Home" laundry program, which gives residents unlimited use of these washers and dryers; no coins or cards required.­

Computer Clusters

Escondido Village has a computer cluster in Blackwelder, and one in Hulme. Computer clusters are equipped with Macintosh and Dell computers, laser printers, and various software applications.

Piano Practice Rooms ­ Piano Practice Room

Each high-rise has a baby grand piano in its lounge. Also, students may reserve one of two baby grand practice pianos located in the Village Center and the Cottage Room. If the room isn’t booked, students also may drop-in at the EV Front Desk and pick up a key. The key is due back by the following morning.­

Volleyball Courts

Escondido Village has a sand volleyball court between Buildings 117 and 124 and a paved volleyball court in the Village Center. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Barbecue Area

A barbecue grill and picnic tables are located just outside each building. Residents also may use the barbecue area in the grove located between Blackwelder and Building 4. Picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.