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Akela Engineering & Consulting is a trusted MEP engineering firm with a strong presence in the Education sector. With over 10 million square feet of higher education projects completed at over 100 campuses nationwide, including major projects at UC and CSU campuses, our expertise is unmatched. We have designed over 15,000 beds for student housing and have completed over 400 projects for Higher Education clients in Southern California. Our K-12 educational facility designs are influenced by new technology, and we specialize in district-wide master plans, capital and technology improvement programs, and the renovation or expansion of existing facilities.  

Our collaborative approach results in effective, sustainable, energy-efficient, and maintainable designs that foster a sense of community and campus life. 


Bardia Rashidi

Associate Vice President

UCSD Theater District Living
& Learning Neighborhood.

This massive 1,500,000SF student-housing neighborhood is built on a 10.9-acre site of the University of San Diego’s (UCSD) west campus. It will consist of six buildings and will house 2000 beds and support the University’s mission to put student well-being first and connect to the surrounding community.


UCSD Ridgewalk LLN Low-Voltage Design Development

This new development for UCSD, commencing construction in summer of 2023, boasts a new Triton Center and a 2,400-bed housing complex.

UCI Verano 8 Graduate Housing

UCI unveiled its new 329,170SF, 7-building graduate housing community in 2022, Verano 8. The Verano 8 towers house an additional 1,055 beds and a community center.

SDSU Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades

High priority electrical infrastructure upgrades and replacements to SDSU campus buildings with a focus on medium voltage systems equipment and distribution infrastructure.

What our clients say :

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Nick Trammer
Operations Manager / Hensel Phelps Construction

Akela Engineering & Consulting has continually been a great partner and our work together at UC San Diego is no exception. They were a critical part of our pursuit team and produced the electrical design necessary to complete these housing projects in style.