The UD in San Sebastian is distinctive for its avant garde design and singular architecture set within green areas and a unique arboretum. A five-story building for new classrooms and offices (the Father Arrupe Building) in 1998 was the finishing touch for the original campus project.
In 2005, fitting out the Matteo Ricci Technology Building, the new Library and the head office of the Basque Institute for Competitiveness-Orkestra provided the campus with new and modern facilities.
In June of 2011, the San Sebastian campus expanded further with the inauguration of three new buildings to address the needs and requirements of the European Higher Education Area, executive education and innovation and entrepreneurship.
This addition made the campus 9,700 square meters larger, increasing its former surface area by a third.
The new buildings are named after three Jesuits from Guipuzcoa. The new lecture halls are named after Patxi Altuna, the new Deusto Business School-Executive Education and Postgraduate Studies Offices in San Sebastian after Dionisio Aranzadi, and Innogune, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre after Francisco Gárate. These new infrastructures gave Deusto in San Sebastian a boost and reflect its commitment to the city and Guipuzcoa’s society as a whole.