Escondido Village Studios

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Six buildings in Escondido Village accommodate 834 graduate students in single-person studio apartments. Each studio, provides about 350 square feet of space, and combines living and sleeping quarters that include a kitchen with full-size stove and refrigerator. Common areas in each of the six buildings include lounges, computer clusters, and laundry facilities.

Award-winning architect Daniel Solomon worked with MBT Architecture of San Francisco and James Guthrie & Associates of San Mateo to design Stanford’s six studio buildings. The first four opened in 2000; Studios 5 and 6 opened in 2003.

Solomon, known for his leadership in the urban design movement, is a founding member of and wrote the charter for the Chicago-based Congress for the New Urbanism, designed the studios on a design ethos that integrates urbanism with environmental sensitivity.

Solomon’s approach to designing EV’s Studios follows the theory that neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population, communities should be designed for pedestrians as well as cars, buildings should be universally accessible, and architecture and landscape design should celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building traditions.

General Information

Residence Name Studios 1-6
Neighborhood Escondido Village
Mailing Address Stanford, CA 94305
Studio 1
Studio 2
Studio 3
Studio 4
Studio 5
Studio 6
736 Escondido Road
729 Escondido Road
37 Angell Court
51 Dudley Lane
44 Olmsted Road
47 Olmsted Road
Front Desk
Rains Village Housing Front Desk
(Studios 1 - 2)

Escondido Village Housing Front Desk
(Studios 3 - 6)

Housing Category Graduate
Residence Type Apartments
Custodial Service Common areas are University managed. Apartments are not serviced while occupied.
Dining Service Kitchens provided; optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan


  • Escondido Village studio building 2 is closed to students during Summer Quarter and is assigned separately from the other EV studio apartments that are open year-round. If you want to stay for the summer you can apply for summer housing, but would need to move to a different building. You cannot renew your contract in the academic-year buildings and would need to apply for housing in the regular annual lottery. (Visit: Housing options and rates.)
  • If you have an academic year contract and desire summer housing, you will need to fill out an application for Summer Housing and move to a different residence.

The Apartments

Studio Living Room   Studio Kitchen
Living Room Kitchen
Studio Bedroom   Studio Bathroom  
Bedroom Bathroom

Please note all rooms are staged for photographs, decorative items not provided.  Stanford branded items provided courtesy of the Stanford Bookstore.


Wheelchair accessible for living   Yes
Wheelchair accessible for visiting   Yes
Braille signage   Yes
Additional information   Elevators are available in each building


General Sleeping Area/Bath Living Area Kitchen
Cable TV capability Extra-long full-size bed Desk Breakfast bar
High-speed internet connection Dresser Desk chair Two kitchen stools
Telephone and telephone line Closet Sofa Four-burner electric stove with full-size oven
Wall-to-wall carpeting Mirror Entry table


Window coverings Toilet Built-in bookcase Sink with garbage disposal
  Bathtub with shower    
Towel bars and robe hook
Note: Bed linens will need to be purchased for full-size, extra-long beds (54″ x 80″). 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

Top View


Common Areas

Lounges and Meeting Rooms   Lounge

In addition to using building lounges for meetings and social events, studio residents may reserve, without charge,  the Village Center, which is adjacent to the EV Administration building. The Village Center includes 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 located in the basement or common area of each studio building is equipped with environmentally-friendly washers and dryers. Rent includes Student Housing’s "Just Like Home" laundry program, giving residents unlimited use of these washers and dryers, no coins or cards required.

Computer Clusters

A computer cluster in each studio building is equipped with Macintosh and Dell computers, laser printers, and various software applications. 

Piano Practice Rooms   Piano

Students may reserve one of two practice pianos located in the village center and 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.